The first week of April 2017, I returned to the land of futbol, arepas and stifling hot weather on the Caribbean coast of South America. After a brief stay in the US, where several once-familiar things somehow seemed off-kilter, it is now confirmed with certainty that among it's colorful houses, flavorful foods, vibrant culture and rich history, … Continue reading Why Flavorful, Vibrant Colombia Feels Like Home
March has all but disappeared – faster than a plate of pimento cheese sandwiches at a Sunday porch social – making this seem like a good time to report on a recent relocation to the Deep South. Not surprising, while the cultural adjustments have been mostly kind and curious, it's the socioeconomic differences that appear to … Continue reading How Independent Teaching Fuels the Jet Setter
Sabbatical - noun: a rest from work, or a break, often lasting from two months to a year. From Latin: sabbaticus, from Greek: sabbatikos, from Hebrew: shabbat (i.e., Sabbath) or literally a "ceasing") To the surprise of many blog subscribers (and over 800 Instagram followers), a decision was recently made to take a break from teaching and traveling in Colombia. While the … Continue reading Sabbatical 2017: Temporary Break…or New Beginning?