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2015: Coming to terms with my E-reader

Granted, it is a bit of an anomaly for a hippie girl like me to love technology as much as I do, but I can’t help it. I’ve always been fascinated by mechanical devices, so much so that we have a running joke in my family about what new piece of technology I’m going to…

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Post Secret: Confessions of an Addict

Over and over again in the course of my life, one or the other of my friends has gushingly told me what great willpower I have. Mainly this recognition from friends comes when they see me turn things down- a cappucino, a lovely piece of chocolate cake, macaroni and cheese, whatever I’ve decided not to…

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This is my tribe- a Third Culture Kid comes home

I had only been to D.C. twice in my life before this July, but suddenly, there I was waiting for friends curbside at Ronald Reagan airport, drowning in humidity, but simply aquiver with excitement- the kind of excitement most people feel when they are coming home after a long time away. And in a very…

Love Rediscovered

A recent discussion centering on the Beatles line, ‘and in the end the love you take is equal to the love you make,’ combined with a lively dialogue about love, partners, and relationships with longtime high school girlfriends, has me trying to unravel the mystery of love this morning. I know, that’s quite a bit…

MBTI: The Power of Difference

As a teacher of 17 and 18-year old high school seniors, who will shortly make their way out into the world, I select the over-arching goals in my classroom to include developing lifelong readers, encouraging thinking and questioning, and sharing the beauty of knowledge, learning, and self-discovery. To that end, each year I have my…