Some of My Favorite World War II Historical Fiction Books

As we enter the third month of self-isolation here in upstate New York, I've tried to find some balance between working from home and doing some of the things I enjoy. As a teacher, I'm working fairly long hours as we do distance learning, mostly online. It hasn't been the easiest adjustment going from being … Continue reading Some of My Favorite World War II Historical Fiction Books

Christmas in Scotland

Last fall, I spent about 10 days in Scotland on my first solo trip overseas. I thoroughly enjoyed that trip (you can read all about it here), so I was thrilled when my sister suggested that our family spend Christmas there this year. We emphatically said, "yes!". This trip was different from my first in … Continue reading Christmas in Scotland

Exploring Chattanooga, Tennessee

A few weeks ago, my family traveled to Tennessee to celebrate my cousin's marriage. It was a beautiful wedding and so much fun to be together with extended family that, despite our best efforts, we see far too little of. It was a quick trip- just 3 1/2 days- but we had a free day … Continue reading Exploring Chattanooga, Tennessee

Going Home (to Moldova)

I recently returned from a fairly short trip back to Moldova to visit my host family. I spent about a week in my village. I arrived just over a year after I left Moldova at the end of my 2-year Peace Corps service there. I was blessed with cooler-than-normal summer temperatures (so thankful! a few … Continue reading Going Home (to Moldova)