• Hanging Out in Gallup

    Hi All.  So I promised to write more about Gallup and teaching here and I guess it is about time to do just that.  I am sitting here on a cold, grey day with the threat of snow gathering in the clouds, so here we go. Gallup, New Mexico is a very unique place.  It is the home to about…

  • Lower Antelope Canyon

    Its been a while, so thought I’d return with some great photos of a fun one day adventure into Arizona.  Yesterday I spent a lot of time driving, but ended up deep inside the earth winding my way through an ever-so-small passage that twisted and turned its way through a gorgeous canyon that you wouldn’t know existed if you looked…

  • Cibola National Forest

    Another great week in Gallup.  The students (kids – so young!) have been great.  We are starting to get our groove and its fun.  Volleyball tryouts finished on Wednesday and I now have 13 great gals to work with – starting tomorrow!  Today I went for another hike, this time an easy stroll through the Cibola National Forest.  Lovely and…

  • This Time…NEW Mexico

    Hello from down south.  After a crazy summer of finishing my masters of science in geography I’ve moved down to Gallup, New Mexico, to teach gifted and talented middle schoolers, Humanities. Although the summer was busy, mostly with writing, writing, and re-writing my final paper for the program, my cohort and I had a bit of fun too: But now…

  • Salsa, Exploration and Graduation

    May was fast and furious!  I can’t believe it is June already.  The year is coming to a close here at the American School Foundation of Mexico City – just 11 days left.  I have really enjoyed my time at the school.  I’ve been teaching seniors and sophomores this semester and overall the kids have been really fun to work…

  • Dead Sea Scrolls and the Endeavour

    The Dead Sea Scrolls exhibition was wonderful. Very well presented.  I couldn’t take any photos, but it was worth the $16 (student rate) to spend time amongst all the different pieces on display.  One image that kept popping up all over the place was of pomegranates.  Apparently the scrolls spoke of how pomegranates symbolized fertility (with the numerous seeds inside).  There…