Tag Archives: Vietnam

Global Fund For Children’s Photo Contest: Cambodian Courage

Hi Everyone, An amazing organization called, Global Fund for Children, (http://www.globalfundforchildren.org/) is trying to raise awareness for girls living in adverse conditions around the world through a program called Project RISE.  In order to do so, they have started a … Continue reading

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Adults say the darnest things: Top 5 eavesdrops of the summer

In college I was a sociology major and a psychology minor. In a nutshell I am completely fascinated by the absurdity of the human race.  Sometimes this innocent curiosity leads me to engage in questionable habits that some may describe … Continue reading

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extraordinary ordinary mornings.

It was 7:30 am this past Saturday morning and I was lying in bed staring across the vast field of water that makes up Lake Michigan watching lightning bolts dance across the surface of the water to the music of … Continue reading

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play games. change the world.

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing.” – George Bernard Shaw I really began to believe in the power of games while teaching in Vietnam.  On 8:00 pm on a Saturday night, … Continue reading

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rasie the roof.

“Raise the Roof: Chair” http://adsoftheworld.com/media/print/raising_the_roof_chair?size=_original Since coming home from Vietnam, I have encountered the obvious forms of culture shock. Yes – I continue to be amazed  at how quiet the streets of Chicago seem and that no one is trying … Continue reading

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Always check your blind spot.

I’ve been back in Chicago for about a day now, jetlagged out of my mind but so happy to back in the world of English speakers, gluten free products, clean air, and most importantly my family. I’m loving the breeze … Continue reading

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The serious lesson of Saigon

“If you don’t learn to laugh at trouble, you won’t have anything to laugh at when you’re old” – Edgar Watson Howe My dad always says, “There’s no easy way to make a living.”  I’ve never been afraid of things … Continue reading

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Adventure Junkie

For whatever reason I have always had an inborn urge (aka it was genetically passed down from you Dad) and desire to push myself to the brink of existence – to feel the reality of the world so intensely that … Continue reading

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Life is short. Drink Champagne.

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“Teacherrr – you’ll never find a husband if you keep dressing like that”

“Teaaaa-cherrr, you’re never going to find a husband if you keep dressing like that.”  These are the first words spoken to me as I walk into my classroom on a Friday night to a room full of 12-year-olds.  Mind you … Continue reading

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