Posts Tagged "Ann Petrila"

Expectations

If this summer had a theme, it’s “things are never what you expect” or perhaps more appropriately, “don’t expect”. The memories from the summer often don’t feel real.  I experienced so much. It seems like I’m reeling in my own feelings and trying to process all that I did saw ...

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Expectations

If this summer had a theme, it’s “things are never what you expect” or perhaps more appropriately, “don’t expect”. The memories from the summer often don’t feel real.  I experienced so much. It seems like I’m reeling in my own feelings and trying to process all that I did saw ...

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Photo reflection

Going through my photos from this summer was nearly impossible to pick just 1 to write about. There are thousands. Essentially like asking me to choose a favorite color of Peanut M&Ms. There are no favorites here, they are all delicious. And I will eat them all, please and thanks. This ...

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Crowded Isolation

I was riding the trolly on the way to work this morning thinking about what to say in this blog. I pass the same buildings on my way to work- riddled with bomb blasts and bullet holes, watching older people struggle to get onto the trolly, stomping out cigarettes moments ...

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Green Visions. And giving back

Since the moment I walked in the door at Green Visions- tucked away in an odd shade of pink apartment complex that was built before the 1984 Olympics (most specifically, as housing for the Olympic competitors and trainers) it has been a remarkable experience.   I have been surrounded by ...

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Holy Feelings

The last week has been a bit of a blur. Culture trip with work; incredible people, food, wine, cheese, life-rush home. Hardest moments of my life. Wisk home- stop for Euro Cup Final. Beautiful stars from the car window. Home at 12:30. Cold Shower. Up and at it again. Pack. ...

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Ten things that have been said to me this summer that make it clear I am not in Denver

1.I’m leaving for The Hague tomorrow but when I get back you must come for coffee. 2. The bus stop is right across from the mosque. 3.I’m meeting a group of Lithuanians later today. I think they started their trip in Bulgaria, or maybe it was Macedonia. 4.This is where 500 men and boys ...

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A day of carnivals, basketball courts, students–of- the -week and genocide

Each year on the 11th of July a burial ceremony is held for those victims of the 1995 Srebrenica genocide who have been identified. This year I was invited to go to Srebrenica for the days leading up to the memorial ceremony and I went, looking forward to being with ...

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A day of carnivals, basketball courts, students–of- the -week and genocide

Each year on the 11th of July a burial ceremony is held for those victims of the 1995 Srebrenica genocide who have been identified. This year I was invited to go to Srebrenica for the days leading up to the memorial ceremony and I went, looking forward to being with ...

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Dovidzenja i dobrodošli; Goodbye and welcome

I will never understand how the first two weeks flew by so quickly with GSSW students in Bosnia.  I felt very excited about the future of social work when I saw the insight, respect, curiosity and good humor among the students who traveled this journey with me.  They have all, ...

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