Chameleon

Chameleon

Today I am thrilled to be guest posting at Failing Joyfully, my friend Bree Morel's lovely blog. Bree's writing is lush and authentic, and her blog is always a visual treat. She is running a wonderful series called "Common Light," which highlights common stories of our humanity. (Check here to submit your own Common Light piece!) My story today goes way back to my Thailand days. And includes a lovely old picture of me at age twelve. :)    When I was twelve years old, I went with my family to the International…Read more …

Find Your True Self and Don’t Be Afraid to Be It: A Podcast

I am so excited to share that I've been interviewed for another Podcast! (If you missed my first one on Eastern Orthodoxy, go here.) I found Tayo Rockson through Twitter. He is a third culture kid, digital marketing expert, and entrepreneur. Tayo has actually "introduced" me to several other TCKs on Twitter. It's so fun to meet people with a background like mine. Tayo has started a wonderful Podcast called As Told By Nomads, in which he interviews a variety of world travelers and third culture kids. I was honored that he included…Read more …
How I Am Using Pinterest to Support My Teachers

How I Am Using Pinterest to Support My Teachers

So . . . this is not a normal post. No Jesus stuff. No gooey feelings. No wistful doubting. Today I give you a peek into my professional life . . . and into my relationship with Pinterest. I have a love-hate relationship with Pinterest. I've planned four parties using Pinterest (see my Rainbow Art Party, Spy Party, Rock Star Party, and Ninjago Party boards), and the process of doing so was frustrating. I've had cakes collapse, spent a huge amount of money on party favors only to have a handful of kids…Read more …

When Online Friendships Reveal Your Canon

So my last post was about some of the wonderful people that I've met online and interacted with. People whom I've never met in person (other than one of them - yay Susan!) but with whom I have had many conversations. People who encourage and inspire me. The post actually got retweeted several times. I was re-reading the post yesterday (does anyone else do that? Read and re-read your latest post? I am usually praising myself for my awesome words checking for typos. Yeah.) So anyway. When I was re-reading that post, I…Read more …
When Online Friendships are Real

When Online Friendships are Real

A couple of years ago I started reading blogs. I'd been writing a blog for a while already, and there were a few blogs I read regularly, but I'd mostly been focused on keeping my own blog going. There are people who warn you about how fake the internet and social media are and it's all turning our brain to mush and we're all turning into the people in WALL-E who only stare at screens and blah blah blah.  I certainly have my own issues with social media and its effects on society…Read more …