Tiny Island Paradise

A few weeks ago, before the deluge of grading and the stress of examination weeks, I went to an island for a long weekend of relaxation.  It’s an Eco Island, about an hour or so north of Jakarta, so there … Continue reading

The Holiday Season in Expat-land

American Thanksgiving has just passed, and the holiday spirit is gripping everyone– expats and nationals alike. Within my community,  Thanksgiving is a bittersweet holiday.  Going home is impossible.  We don’t get any days off to celebrate, so even making a … Continue reading

Teaching Year Two: The First Days of School

School started so quickly that I cannot believe I am already in the midst of week two. International schools seem to have a slew of problems that private and public schools in America don’t experience. Expat kids fly in from … Continue reading