I’m behind by a week on the photo challenge, so this week I’m going to play catch up. The theme, angular, immediately made me think of the lovely, but freezing, Saturday morning a few weeks ago when students from all over NYC who are involved in the after school action sports mentor program, STOKED, swarmed to […]Read more "Weekly Photo Challenge: Angular"
I don’t know where the time goes, but it’s been nearly 3 years since I scaled Mt. Marapi, the most active volcano on the island of Sumatra. My guides and I began our ascent to the top around 11 p.m. and arrived at the summit just before 5 a.m. We watched the sun rise over […]Read more "Weekly Photo Challenge: Achievement"
This photo challenge comes at a very apt time for me. Today is my final day teaching in Sumatra and this morning my beautiful students all gave me handmade cards and some of them even purchased me and made me gifts. It’s been a whirlwind of ups and downs and grand adventures and it’s hard […]Read more "Weekly Photo Challenge: Today"
In general, I make it a rule to post photos that are connected to Indonesia and/or my teaching. This week’s photo challenge, however, requires my breaking the rules a bit in order to effectively complete it. At this time last year I was returning to the United States after four months of teaching in France […]Read more "Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer"
In Indonesia I’ve discovered the beauty of showing scale through the use of my hands. There are plenty of super-sized creepy crawlies here and so my hands have made many guest appearances in order to give the viewer a better idea of size. Potato bug giantRead more "Weekly Photo Challenge: Hands"
Shortly after I arrived at my school in Sumatra my students visited the local school for children with various mental and physical handicaps. While we were there we played games, shared songs and made new friends. One of the games we played together was “red light/green light.” Everyone had a blast and when the kids […]Read more "Weekly Photo Challenge: Blue"
When it comes to unfocused photos, I have heaps. But when it comes to those worth keeping, I have almost zero. I rarely even download them from my camera. The above picture, however, perfectly embraces its blurriness because of the subject matter—my students. Suffice it to say, first graders never stop moving and they are […]Read more "Weekly Photo Challenge: Unfocused"