Writing on a Cloudy Morning

“Below, I hear tires crushing gravel And everything again is still. A strange echo haunts me as I compose: A woman sobbing. Does she know this man? This man who gazes upon the stars? Could she be the one Who left him so long ago? Who hears my words as I Leak them onto the […]

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35 Years of Mining in Erdenet

This year marks the 35th anniversary of the opening of the massive copper mine in Erdenet city. How big is it? Well, it’s the third largest copper mine in the world. The influence of the mine can be seen almost everywhere in the city: They have special buses specifically to shuttle workers from the city […]

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There are many things one does not know about a country until one lives there. It’s difficult to pick up on subtleties and emotional responses from the populace about their history unless you visit with and talk to these people. October revealed much to me in how Mongolia and Russia get along with each other. […]

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