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Shirley Wade McLoughlin
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Georgia and Its Wine

(2) Comments | Posted May 16, 2013 | 3:47 PM

Although it may seem an odd topic for this blog, I would be remiss to write about my Fulbright experience in Georgia without mentioning wine. To be sure, in the United States, I enjoyed a nice bottle of chardonnay, but never have I experienced the variety of wines, the passion...

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The Joy of Language Barriers

(2) Comments | Posted April 22, 2013 | 3:55 PM

I am living in a distinctly exciting, frustrating, and creativity-enhancing environment. As a Fulbright Scholar applicant, I applied for a country where I would not need to be fluent in another language. I was awarded my first choice - the Republic of Georgia. Now that I am here, I am...

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A Fulbright Scholar's Morning in the Republic of Georgia

(4) Comments | Posted March 13, 2013 | 3:07 PM

The chimes from my alarm clock awaken me at 8 o'clock. Hopping out of bed, I run to the bathroom and turn on the bathtub faucet. No water comes out. Our reserve tank provides me with a trickle from the kitchen sink spigot so I fill up the teakettle, light...

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Telavi, Georgia's Stunningly Good Shopping

(0) Comments | Posted February 23, 2013 | 9:49 AM

I feel a bit awkward asking this extremely busy woman to help me, but she is incredibly gracious and willing. We walk down to the center of the city where there are clearly no Sprint Store signs. She stops in a very small store without any identifying signs on the...

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Georgia on my Mind

(0) Comments | Posted January 30, 2013 | 6:59 PM

I am moving to Georgia in three weeks, to work as a Fulbright Scholar until June. When I tell many friends in New England this, some ask if I can handle the heat that is so prevalent in the South. I quickly explain "No... I'm going to the country of...

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