Context for this post: I am attending a 9 week program in Asheville called Building Bridges. This is a volunteer-led, discussion-based program that focusses on structural racism and its many manifestations in Asheville. I have wanted to attend this program … Continue reading
On US ground for 2 weeks now, I listen to Obama’s inaugural speech today with pride and appreciation for my own citizenship. My ten-month sabbatical in South America was the perfect change in pace, lifestyle and culture to reinforce my … Continue reading
We awoke to festive street music at 4:30 this morning. Trumpets, trombones and drums marched by our house, rattling our windows and interrupting our dreams. October is a month full of celebration in Baños, Ecuador. Every day, a different barrio … Continue reading
Traveling in South America for 9 months. Homeschooling my kids. Learning Spanish. Crossing cultures once again. I feel as if I should have something really profound to say. Yet I sit down to blog or write in my journal and … Continue reading
Last weekend I experienced the first full day of rest in over 3 months. Ahhhhh, what a feeling! I have been like a little steam engine, chugging along day after day, beyond the point of exhaustion. Call it adrenaline, endurance, … Continue reading
Mitch Lewis from UNC-TV interviewed me about my book and our family travels. This interview is a 12 minute story in the NC Now show. Click on the picture, click “Play” and forward to 15:10 to see the interview.
Below is a link to a great article about Global Citizenship. These articles affirm our decision to take a family sabbatical year. We are in the thick of closing up shop at home in order to be away for 10 … Continue reading