Well, I’ve been back in the United States for 6 days and in that period of time I have seen and done so much it’s exhausting to even think about! I arrived in Michigan Wednesday afternoon to the open arms of my mom and pops and my aunt. Over the next 36 hours I met […]Read more "Life after Sumatra"
I begin my 35+ hours of travel back to the United States at noon, but I couldn’t help but pop by my school one more time before doing the final rounds of my apartment and securing my luggage for the long haul to the other side of the globe. This morning I had my final […]Read more "We must do our best to part with a smile on our faces"
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"
Today marks the beginning of the end of my time as an English teacher in Sumatra, Indonesia. In my first grade classes I gave my final English assessment today. I also held my final advanced adult ESL class for the national teachers with whom I teach. I will still be at school on Monday for a […]Read more "The relativity of “success”"
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"
Well folks, I figured I’d give you one more update on the fat water monitor that lives in my backyard before I head back to the States. Last weekend I was hanging out in my backyard when I saw Kevin and noticed his nose was red. It appears that our little rough and tumble reptile […]Read more "Kevin the Water Monitor is a Fighter!"