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Archive for August, 2008

Back to School

The kids had their first day of school last Thursday, August 21st. Here’s what Erin had to say about her first day back:
I wasn’t nervous on my first day back. I was happy that I knew lots of people in my class. I got to be with my friends. My teacher’s name is Mr. Olmsted. […]

Conflict in Georgia

Since our return the news and most of our conversations center around the ongoing conflict in Georgia. We have enjoyed visiting Georgia on several occasions. It has been attempting to break with the past cycle of post-Soviet corruption and control. Their actions put┬áthem at odds with Russian interests in the region. Russia makes no secret […]

And, we’re back

We arrived back in Baku, safe and sound, early this morning. It was a long trip but everything went well and all the luggage arrived. Everyone in the family had a great time in Canada. We want to say ‘thank-you’ to everyone who hosted and helped us along the way. There were many visits, long […]