Category Archives: Rambling

These are the posts where I get on my soapbox and preach for a while. Sometimes I’ll try to persuade you to recycle. Other times I’ll try to inspire you to be more adventurous. I may try to convince you that you should embrace your inner yogi. Or maybe I’ll just talk about how much I love organic fair trade coffee. No matter what, I’ll try to make you think about something and it will probably be somewhat obnoxious.

The trouble with time machines

As of right now, I have 99 days left as a volunteer. Wow. What happened?! Two years ago, I was excitedly packing my bags for this giant Peace Corps marathon, and now I’m rounding the last corner with the finish

The trouble with time machines

As of right now, I have 99 days left as a volunteer. Wow. What happened?! Two years ago, I was excitedly packing my bags for this giant Peace Corps marathon, and now I’m rounding the last corner with the finish

Privilege Check on Aisle 3

On December 6, 2014, I made a 30-hour trip across two continents and one ocean to be home for Christmas. This was my first time in the U.S. after 13 months in Mozambique, and the transition from my little village

Privilege Check on Aisle 3

On December 6, 2014, I made a 30-hour trip across two continents and one ocean to be home for Christmas. This was my first time in the U.S. after 13 months in Mozambique, and the transition from my little village

On teaching

I apologize in advance for the excessive rhetorical questioning. Lately I’ve had a lot of conflicting thoughts regarding my role as an educator here. Teaching, regardless of where you are, is a ridiculously difficult profession. What is a teacher supposed

On teaching

I apologize in advance for the excessive rhetorical questioning. Lately I’ve had a lot of conflicting thoughts regarding my role as an educator here. Teaching, regardless of where you are, is a ridiculously difficult profession. What is a teacher supposed

The tomorrow that finally came

I never thought I would see this day. I am sitting in my living room, sipping chai tea because it’s a tad bit cool, typing up a blog post on my computer, which is plugged into the wall, my wall,

The tomorrow that finally came

I never thought I would see this day. I am sitting in my living room, sipping chai tea because it’s a tad bit cool, typing up a blog post on my computer, which is plugged into the wall, my wall,

We are together

Here in Mapinhane, sometimes your day ends with a three-hour long teacher’s meeting (in Portuguese) in which nothing is accomplished. Sometimes your day ends with giant praying mantises flying into your dinner. Sometimes your day ends with a neighborhood cat

We are together

Here in Mapinhane, sometimes your day ends with a three-hour long teacher’s meeting (in Portuguese) in which nothing is accomplished. Sometimes your day ends with giant praying mantises flying into your dinner. Sometimes your day ends with a neighborhood cat

Worlds collide

This is the part where I sit staring blankly at my computer for an hour. Eventually I’ll get around to the writing of this blog post, because I like to think I have good things to say. I like to

Worlds collide

This is the part where I sit staring blankly at my computer for an hour. Eventually I’ll get around to the writing of this blog post, because I like to think I have good things to say. I like to

Life goes on

As of late, I have noticed a general life trend: I spend most of my time either waiting for things to happen or looking back on things that already happened. There is something in the future. I am either dreading

Life goes on

As of late, I have noticed a general life trend: I spend most of my time either waiting for things to happen or looking back on things that already happened. There is something in the future. I am either dreading