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Wrapping Up and the Future of HLS

After returning to the U.S. a few days ago, I have (with some difficulty) beaten my jet lag and can finally put together a coherent sentence. Twenty-five hours of flying also gave me some time to reflect on my three … Continue reading

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Exploring Zimbabwe

This past week, I finally went to see some of Zimbabwe’s more touristy areas. Despite some of the more rundown areas I have seen, Zimbabwe is a beautiful country. I am glad that before going home in a little over a … Continue reading

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11 Years Later…

Bar and Bat Mitzvah. The time when Judaism decided that children, in their most awkward stage of life, become adults. Girls have their bat mitzvah at twelve, when they have not yet figured out how to tame their hair, and … Continue reading

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“Welcome to the Real Africa”

People here often ask me what I expected Zimbabwe to be like before coming here. I didn’t have many expectations, and when I found out I’d be living in a city, I pictured something similar to how Harare actually looks. … Continue reading

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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Winter has always been my favorite time of year. Not so much the painful cold, but the holidays and the way people seem to be a bit friendlier around this time (except for about 40% of the customers I came … Continue reading

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A Note for Thanksgiving

This past Sunday, I attended a piano recital here in Harare. This was the first piano recital I witnessed since I stopped taking piano lessons when I was thirteen, and it was lovely. The oldest student to perform was a … Continue reading

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Interviews with HLS Students

I put together a few clips from interviews that I had with the students of my classes here at HLS. I think it will give some a better understanding of what we’re doing here in our classes and what we are accomplishing. … Continue reading

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