What Are You Up To? COVID-19: Early Stages

The above message brought to you by Panic! at the Disco Hola darlings! It has been a minute. I live on the East Coast, near Washington DC, where we are in the throes of COVID-19. My family is all well and we are staying home, practicing social distancing. All of this since Friday and today... Continue Reading →

Travel Fail Travails

What would you consider a #travelfail? Have you ever had something go amazingly wrong on a trip? What happened and why? I'd love to hear your stories. #travel #oops #wrongway

Arrival: Barcelona Part 1

Sometimes it takes a little stumbling before we can fly. Our rocky first evening in #Barcelona.
#travel #larambla #familyadventure #Spain

Fun: It’s Not Just for Little Kids

My latest #blog, in which I encourage my kids to #play.
#amwriting #jumpforjoy #letkidsbekids

Feeling French: 6 Differences in Everyday Etiquette

Thinking about the trip I'm planning to two different countries reminds me of the small differences between cultures, with room for big mistakes and misunderstandings. This week I'm sharing a student blog with some differences noticed while studying in France. Feeling French: 6 Differences in Everyday Etiquette https://isastudentblog.wordpress.com/2018/06/19/feeling-french-6-differences-in-everyday-etiquette/ — Read on isastudentblog.wordpress.com/2018/06/19/feeling-french-6-differences-in-everyday-etiquette/

Where Has All the Recycling Gone?

What are we to do about our recycling? China won’t accept it anymore, and now It’s a crisis.

Active Bystander Uses Voice

I lifted the folded beach chair and gently balanced it on my head. A few grains of sand knocked loose from the motion sprinkled onto my face. I sputtered and blinked, steadying myself and the chair by gripping its arms. Done with the beach for the day, I turned my back on the ocean and... Continue Reading →

Making Friends by Going in For the Kill 

A rainy night in the woods. Four ladies. A deck of cards. Two hundred Girl Scouts nearby. Who will survive?

Flashlights, Storm Prep, Slumber

BEEP. BEEEEEEP. BEEP. BEEP. Everyone's phones buzzed as the weather alert interrupted our dinner on the screened porch. "'Alert, Derecho threat increasing rapidly,'" my husband read on his phone screen after silencing the sound. He looked up. "Derecho? That is not good." This was more serious than I thought. I had heard we'd be getting... Continue Reading →

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