From the moment we set eyes on Toronto, we loved it. My Facebook post from the day read, “So clean! So diverse! So cool!” And indeed, Toronto is all of those things–a major city that you feel at home in with endless opportunities for engagement and exploration. … More Travel: Canadian Adventure Part Two, Toronto
This is the first in a 3 part series about our family road trip north to visit with family and experience a little bit of our northern neighbor, Canada. Future posts will cover Toronto, Montreal and Quebec City. American & Canadian Niagara Falls Niagara Falls’ sheer power and size will absolutely take your breath away. … More Travel: Canadian Adventure Part One, Niagara Falls
Teaching at a Community College It’s hard to believe that I’ve been teaching for almost 20 years. I like to joke that I’m filling out my teaching Bingo card; I’ve taught middle school, high school, preschool, professional development, and modeling (WERK!). Now I’m so fortunate to have my dream job, teaching English, primarily writing courses, … More Teach: I See You, My Dear Community College Student
In 2018 we decided to explore Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands over spring break. This area is full of fascinating history and gorgeous scenery–from the waterfalls of Ohiopyle State Park, to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater and the resilient city of Johnstown. … More Travel: Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands, Part Two
Our entire family loves road trips that explore history and nature. In 2018 we decided to explore Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands over spring break. The Laurel Highlands are a beautiful mountainous area in western Pennsylvania not far from Pittsburgh.This area is full of fascinating history and gorgeous scenery–from the waterfalls of Ohiopyle State Park and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater to the resilient city of Johnstown.
In Part One of this 2 part blog series, we’ll explore Ohiopyle State Park, Fallingwater, and Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site. In Part Two, we’ll check out the city of Johnstown and the Johnstown Flood National Memorial. … More Travel: Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands, Part One
In my first blog post of this year, I alluded to 2018 being challenging. One reason was the sudden loss of my friend, mentor, and second father, Vernon Turner. I’m so glad that I got to visit with him this past summer for what I didn’t know would be the last time. We shared breakfast … More Teach: What a Teacher Leaves Behind
Seems like for everyone I know, including me, 2018 was a rollercoaster of a year. I can personally say that some parts were incredibly fun and filled with euphoria…other parts which I would prefer to move on and learn from were…let’s just say…challenging. But as Hunter S. Thompson said, “Buy the ticket, take the ride.” … More Travel: Highlights of Where We Went 2018