Hello Friends, The time has just flown by since I last sat down to take stock of life and share it with you. Since February, my last post, life has been full of good stuff. I finally finished my second book in the Treasure Chest Mysteries titled "The Jade Serpent." I will be announcing when… Continue reading Writing, Teaching and Traveling
A deep breath infuses my body with the rich perfumes of pine, fir, lush soil, cut grass, and blossoming plants. Every time, it nearly knocks me over with its power. The abundance of nature in all its glory is here in Oregon. I love being here with my mom at her beautiful house just off… Continue reading Oregon Gardens
My wonderful, sweet, and creative 6th graders just presented their Post Zombie Apocalypse Geography Plays (yes, I know that is a mouthful!). But they were hysterical. They had to present all the concepts we learned about in our geography unit, in the format of a five minute play - theme: resettling after a zombie outbreak.… Continue reading Epic Zombie Killers!
I have become an addict. I admit it, but I won't be engaging in any 12 step programs. I love my addiction and I keep learning more and more about how great it is. As you know, I normally do not re-post articles on this blog, but today I came across this great run-down of… Continue reading Coconut Oil Addiction
One week left of my fun adventures in Nigeria. Since my last post, life has found a lovely rhythm. Working out, watching a friends choir perform, eating good food, HASHing etc...it has been nice. Work remains good, even though the kids are getting so excited for the last day of school it is hard to… Continue reading Nigeria is Wonderful
Another fun week in Abuja, Nigeria. My fourth graders are simply wonderful. They are so kind, polite, funny, talkative, inquisitive... I love them. The week just flew by with major wind and hurricane rains three of the evenings. One of which I went to a great Indian restaurant and sat up on the top floor… Continue reading Abuja Color