Today a severely intoxicated man attempted to join our soccer game. He was quite persistent. Narva comes with many surprises, challenges, and successes. Whether it be Chuck’s struggles at McDonald’s, Greg recklessly endangering his life crossing a bridge, or facing Beata’s wrath when essays are handed in. Nonetheless we struggle on. We find rays of hope in our successes. We took to the streets asking questions about politics. People were unbelievably happy that we are here. Walking home I met a wonderful man named Genadi who is confided to a wheel chair. He happy talked about how I was the first American he has ever met. We struggle on. As we head to different destinations for the weekend, we know that struggles lie ahead. We are used to this. This is life in Narva.