• A Colorful Spring Break in Mexico

    It is already over and I am back in Mexico City.  But the weather is stunning, the sky is cobalt blue and the birds, yes, the birds are tweeting seductively as if flirting with me. But for the past 8 days I was in the stunningly beautiful towns of Guanajuato and San Miguel de Allende.  As a lovely treat, my mom flew down…

  • A Bit of Fun in Mexico

    Hello again.  I know it has been ages.  As with all of us, life has filled up so quickly and time has flown by.  My bucket has been filled with a bit of fun and lots of studying.  I have been taking two, 4 credit graduate classes this winter term (online) along with working full time and I have to…

  • Cambodia Remembered

    Ah the final day.  I did not want to leave Cambodia.  Instead I wanted to head into the interior and explore the whole.  But alas, I had to get back to China and work.  On this final day, Mr. Kong and I headed to Roluos Group.  Bakong was our first stop and it was impressive with its largess yet I must…

  • The Intricacies of Ruins

    To continue my Cambodia sojourn… After my escape from the exercising women atop Bakheng at sunrise and a quick breakfast from a street vendor, Mr. Kong and I started the long journey out to Banteay Srei.  As you will recall, Mr. Kong had a small motor for his Tuk Tuk, so our speed never topped 30 mph.  It was just…

  • Nigeria is Wonderful

    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 keep them focused on learning.…

  • Usman Dam, Nigeria

    Another fun outing with my fellow teachers here in Nigeria.  This time we drove out to Usman Dam.  Just outside of Abuja, but it felt like we were wonderfully removed from the craziness of the city. We hiked along the dam itself and then over the really unique rocky terrain.  It was overcast, thank goodness as we were rarely in…