Tag: perspective

Missed Connection

I had a conversation with myself the other day. I’ve been trying these few years to watch my own back. I’m too interested in self-help, but it’s been a good thing. Sure, first I had to accept that help is a good thing. But it’s easier when you’re […]

Others’ Cultures: Part 3

System Every country has its own complex history, culinary tradition, spiritual expression (or three); its psycho-social reaction to trauma, methods to educate, and medical treatments; dances, songs, artistic oeuvre; political organ, scientific tradition, brick-a-brack house, street food, topiary, dog breed, orchid… This is all just people, us, trying […]

Others’ Cultures: Part 2

Concept Comparing two cultures is a privilege – if not an essential practice – that can catalyze greater understanding of the self, a native society and how societies relate to one another. My time in Moldova has helped me see beyond what I had been socialized to accept […]

Others’ Cultures: Part 1

Habitus I recently wrote a research proposal for a competition that would allow me to extend my stay in Comrat. The work would involve both a culminating paper and an ongoing storytelling project. Both would explore the nuances of belief, religion, magic and superstition in Gagauzia. I knew […]