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

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)

Reflections on Moldova

It's been a little quiet on here the past few months. I left Moldova 9 months ago, and I'm still adjusting back to life in the United States and figuring out my next steps. I'm working as a long-term sub in a 5th grade classroom (which I'm enjoying and which is keeping me quite busy!), … Continue reading Reflections on Moldova