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Rebecca Waters
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Kosovo Chapter 5, Scene 3: Kosovo is a Coffee Culture
Kosovo is a coffee culture.
In fact, I had my first taste of a macchiato in 2005 when my husband and I
brought five of my teacher education students to Kosovo to work with Albanian
teens learning English. The country was still reeling from the war. Restaura...
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Kosovo: Chapter 5, Scene 2 Back in the Rhythm of Teaching and Learning
I am enjoying my life in
Kosovo. I love teaching fourth grade at Prishtina High School. I was surprised
to discover as school started back after the winter break, I was as happy as my
students for the start of our second semester. Not that my break was bad....
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Kosovo: Chapter 5, Scene 1 A New Day, A New Year, A New Chapter in My Life
  A reader of my blog recently
asked me about the book I’m writing. I started telling her about the romantic
suspense novel I’m working on and where I am in the process.  “No,” she said. “I meant the
book about your adventures in Kosovo. I’ve been reading t...
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Kosovo Chapter 4, Scene 4: The Christmas Gift
The Decision Like most schools, Prishtina
High School has a couple of weeks off over the holidays. Since the day I
arrived, I’ve had people ask me if I would be traveling home for Christmas. “No.” I made that decision before I
came to Kosovo.   I know mysel...
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Kosovo, Chapter 4, Scene 3 A Palm Tree Kind of Christmas...In Kosovo?
December 18 th was
my wedding anniversary. My husband and I would have been married forty-six
years. Sounds like a lifetime to most people I talk with these days. Turns
out…it was. Tom died three years ago from injuries he sustained in a bicycle
accident. M...
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Dear President Clinton
I teach fourth grade at
Prishtina High School in Kosovo. Most Americans I talk with fall into one of
two camps. Either they think of Kosovo as a war torn country or they have never
heard of the tiny nation in southeastern Europe. The beautiful capitol city ...
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Kosovo: Chapter 4, Scene 1 Cinderella Goes to the Ball...Sort Of
I continue to have new and
interesting experiences here in Kosovo. For example, I was invited to an event
known as the Ballo Shqiptare . Don’t
worry. I couldn’t pronounce it either. A lot of famous people attended. Of course the only one I recognized was th...
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Kosovo: Chapter 3, Scene 5- The Holiday
  Here we are in the midst of
the holiday season. My favorite, Thanksgiving, is now a warm memory and my
friends are starting post pictures of their Christmas trees on Facebook. I spent Thanksgiving Day with
fellow teachers and friends from Prishtina High S...
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Kosovo: A Kosovo Thanksgiving Chapter 3, Scene 4
Thanksgiving is my favorite
holiday. I have always enjoyed the simplicity of the day and the
traditions.   I know many countries
celebrate a day of thanksgiving, but Americans hold a special place in their
heart for this day of family gathering. I grew up o...
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Kosovo: The Cafeteria- Chapter 3, Scene 3
One of the most often asked
questions I receive is, “What do you eat over there?” Over there is in reference to my new, though temporary home in Kosovo. Of course the snarky answer
is “food.” But I’m not snarky. At least not today. The food in Kosovo is
won...
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