Anyone who has worked in international education (or education in general for that matter) knows the pressure of justifying why … Continue reading International Education Programs: Lessons Learned
It’s another rainy, depressing day here and I can’t help but to reflect on what is making me feel so … Continue reading We have lost our way
It’s gross outside, but the birds don’t seem to mind. The feeders have a constant stream of visitors–cardinals, sparrows, titmice, … Continue reading Birdwatching on a Rainy Day
I left my position as Program Coordinator with the Community College Initiative (CCI) at Northern Virginia Community College at the … Continue reading A New Journey
It’s a beautiful fall day, but I can’t escape this feeling of sadness and exhaustion. The news cycle moves so … Continue reading Falling Into Despair
I’ve been trying unsuccessfully for weeks to get a good picture of a hummingbird. The pictures usually come out too … Continue reading Mothra vs. Godzilla
Life and work can be stressful. I often wish I could escape to the mountains or a quiet beach, someplace … Continue reading Backyard Wildlife
I don’t like to talk about my brother’s death, mostly because it’s painful, but also it makes for an uncomfortable … Continue reading My Brother’s Ghost
This morning I attended a Global Peacebuilding Workshop with my students in the Community College Initiative Program. This is the … Continue reading Planting Seeds
Who knew that today is #NationalPumpkinDay? Who knew that was even a thing? Not I, at least not until I … Continue reading Happy National Pumpkin Day!
Last weekend I got a slice of humble pie served up by my Aunt Bobbie. (If you remember the Energizer Bunny … Continue reading How old are you?
I didn’t really know what I was getting myself into when I volunteered to prune the lilies in the pond. … Continue reading Getting Wet & Muddy
Our little town has a little farmers market on Saturday mornings. John and I like to ride our bikes there … Continue reading Farmers, Fishers, and Cheesemongers
“The New Colossus” is a poem written by Emma Lazarus in 1883 to help raise money to build the pedestal … Continue reading America the Beautiful
They’re an odd couple. She’s all about food and he’s all about love and attention. Toki is short and stubby–she’s a … Continue reading Constant Companions
It completely blows my mind that Marco Rubio made the following statement after the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, which … Continue reading Where is the outrage?
For the past few years I have wanted to attend the National Community College Peacebuilding Seminar run by David Smith. … Continue reading Be a Peacebuilder in Your Community
Two summers ago I started working on a pollinators garden. I dedicated a back corner of the yard for the … Continue reading Monarch Watch