The Challenge to Change

Jordan the Holy Land

The Exodus, not the movie, ours! We cannot get Jordan out of our minds. The Dude and I reflected this week on our latest trip. Coming out of Egypt (yes, we kept singing the Desmond Dekker song “The Israelites”) we were stunned as we watched the stark landscape underneath us. The barren land, mountains with […]

Priorities

Priorities.

Priorities

I know all of us are constantly talking about priorities, but have we focused more on the lesser of the important? Being a severe Celiac in Egypt has been quite the struggle. Going to Jordan for a week did not help in my frustrations as I was fed very well, gluten-free every meal (even boxed […]

Jordan Adventures

Jordan Adventures

This covers Jordan, gluten-free eating, friendliness, Bible, Islamic Nation, travel.

Inclusion

Inclusion.

Inclusion

(Be forewarned, this is a rambling blog this week.) Living in Egypt is an interesting experience. Rarely do we see homeless in Alexandria like we do in San Francisco, and the large amount of homeless in downtown Santa Rosa, but there are disturbing amounts of trash in the streets and malnourished donkeys and horses pulling […]

Sharpened Pencils

The end of this week finds us with Open House out of the way and the opportunity to have met our wonderful parents, and being delighted with sharpened pencils. More on sharpened pencils soon. Now to share about my classroom, as promised this week. I have a very big room with two big white boards […]

Lights Out

Another day on the Mediterranean, but all is not perfect. There are issues with the power. Living in Egypt has brought about many changes, some good, some not so good. Power plants always seem to be a target and that has happened here. Because they are not quite up to the full capacity we have power outages […]

The Learning from Traveling

The Learning from Traveling

You all know how passionate I am about life-long learning, and I so practice what I preach. This past week I have had the opportunity to spend a lot of time with my classroom assistant for this year. Ingy is one wonderful young lady who is very interested in the field of education. Not only is she […]

The First Week of Egyptian Living

Truthfully, it was a grueling trip to Alexandria, Egypt. We began with not getting a full night’s sleep on Thursday as our fire alarm went off in the building at 3:00 am. once that happened and the police and fire fighters arrived only to find nothing, thankfully, we just could not go back to sleep. […]