This was taken in December 2004. One of my secondary projects was teaching American Sign Language to deaf Ukrainians. I am in the middle wearing a plaid shirt. My students ranged in age from five to eighty years old.
As someone who has lived in Los Angeles for 20 years, the Ukrainian winters were quite different than anything I had experienced before. This photo was taken in January 2005 from my balcony in Khmelnitsky, Ukraine.