Souvenirs Worth Buying

What’s the stupidest thing you ever bought or took home as a souvenir?  Something that makes you roll your eyes now, or you possibly have already thrown away. For me, it’s this little Vietnamese doll key chain.  It’s too big to use, and yet, I still have it! I’ve also finally decided that I don’t…

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Oh the Places You Can Go… With a Library Pass

Last week I mentioned that I have been doing a summer of field trips.  A segment of these summer adventures have been made possible by the passes that are available to be checked out from the Lancaster Library system.  If you are a Lancaster resident, this is worth checking out!  If not, these places are…

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Philadelphia: Where History Meets City

I first met Philadelphia some 7 years ago as a tourist, visiting a prospective grad school program. I ended up moving to New York but have always enjoyed Philly as a day trip adventure destination. Now that I live in Pennsylvania, Philadelphia and I have become better acquainted and I’m always adding to my list…

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Life Lessons Learned the Hard Way

11 years ago this week I boarded a plane to Honduras.  I was 18 years old, 2 months from my high school graduation, and a little smarty pants.  I had been to Honduras once before for a 10 day mission trip and had “fallen in love” with the country.  Well, that’s what I thought anyways. …

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One Last Summer Hurrah: San Diego

Today is Wednesday, my last day of summer vacation.  Which means, last weekend was my last weekend of ‘summer’ (in teacher terms, of course).  It’s important, as an educator, to use my summer breaks well because I don’t have the liberty of deciding when my next break will be.  Fortunately my friends Jenn and Shannon…

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