In the movie Up, Carl and Ellie dream of living in South America on the edge of Paradise Falls someday. They realize, being the sensible eight-year-olds that they are, that there are other things that must happen before it becomes a reality, but Paradise Falls is their plan. According to Stephen Covey’s Urgent/Important Matrix, Carl […]
I described the past week as much to a friend recently. I realize that an English teacher may frown upon that description, but that is exactly what it has been. As a result this post may be longer than usual, but I wanted to share. In the midst of overwhelming feelings to be back in […]
Papua New Guinea has been my home for 23 days now, which means I am way past getting to blame jetlag for the things I am not quite used to yet. I have been told, however, that I do get to use the altitude as a scapegoat for a few things over the next couple […]
The first week of school at Numonohi Christian Academy brought back memories of previous teaching experiences and gave me lots of wonderful new ones. The past two years have given me lots of opportunities to work with teachers, but this week confirmed how much I love teaching teenagers. There are lots of things about moving […]
I leave today for Papua New Guinea and hope to post on Saturday that I have arrived. Your prayers for traveling mercies are much appreciated!
Two friends, aged three and five, seem to have an idea of what adventures might be waiting for me in Papua New Guinea. Their imaginations have conjured up convertibles navigating mountain roads and rides atop wild elephants. While these ideas might seem far-fetched, my imagination didn’t hit the mark either. I started this process confident […]