Category Archives: friends

weekend foodies

I have been pseudo-participating in the 30 Day Vegan Challenge this year, but mostly because my students asked if they could join–as vegetarians since their moms want them to continue drinking milk every day. In that spirit, I have also … Continue reading

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the best night of the week

I thought I’d miss my dvr more before I used my US passport to move to Indonesia for a couple years. I’m one of those people who are not ashamed to say, “I love tv.” TV is not beneath me. … Continue reading

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when time zips by

I’m a big fan of Jee Young’s writing and have taken a lot of inspiration from her teaching, writing and approach to life. Now as an international teacher myself, her recent post about trying to fit everything in during a … Continue reading

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another random holiday while the time changes back home

This time the holiday is Nyepi, the Hindu New Year and Day of Silence–Tuesday; March 12th is a school holiday. While speaking with an Indonesian friend at church, she explained that this new year is mostly observed in Bali, where … Continue reading

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why i’m (not) doing the 30 day vegan challenge

10 reasons not to join my colleague’s 30 day vegan challenge: given a choice, I’d give up chocolate before cheese has been my default “backed into a corner” position self-righteousness is a personal vice, going vegan (even for a month) … Continue reading

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home and back again

I was resolved to write about the experience of going home and returning to Indonesia as I had the privilege to be back in the Northern Hemisphere for Christmas and New Years. But then I wondered if I needed distance, … Continue reading

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year in review

Thanks for taking this journey with me so far. I’ve been back in the US celebrating Christmas and New Years with family and friends. Here are some of the statistics related to this website: 2012 year in blogging What will … Continue reading

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