~Taken by the Wind~

(A Journey of a Leap of Faith)

When God Found Me in Jiffy Lube

It’s been a bit of strange month here in good ol’ OKC. I can sense a crossroads up ahead and I am not sure yet which way to go.  I … Continue reading

November 16, 2012 · 14 Comments

More Than Words

Right outside the gate at the end of the driveway, the kids were playing hide and seek behind banana leaves the size of them. As I walked towards them, Tipsuda … Continue reading

January 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

No, You’re Mean! (A Sweet Thailand Memory)

One of my legacies as an English teacher for the SOLD kiddos may be how effectively I taught the meaning and pronunciation of the word ‘mean’. The kids loved it. … Continue reading

February 28, 2011 · 3 Comments

You Give Me Fever

I have a sweet student named Aunglee who attends my Level 1 English classes. The first couple of times I saw him I was struck by his little face, how … Continue reading

November 18, 2010 · 2 Comments

English as she is spoke not writ

Excellent Op-Ed article from the Bangkok Post about the state of the English language and how it is taught in Thailand.  

October 27, 2010 · Leave a comment

Dtuun -ten (or known in the English language as Excited)

I’m ripping open bags of plastic, extracting the mini potato chips bags and lining them up on the makeshift table in the Resource Center. All fans are turned up high … Continue reading

October 24, 2010 · 3 Comments

(Re) Embarking

I think about the whole journey of my time here starting from when I made the decision in New York. My friends and family rallying around me and believing in … Continue reading

October 21, 2010 · Leave a comment

Saving Face at the risk of losing an education

My friend Constance (a teacher in a town about an hour south of Chiang Rai. She and her husband have lived here for two years and are returning to America … Continue reading

October 19, 2010 · Leave a comment

You want what?

Learning a new language and teaching a new language to others. This journey of learning how to do both has been quite an adventure. A few weeks ago the whole … Continue reading

September 3, 2010 · Leave a comment

After School Program

As I write this Mai Cherr, (who before I started writing this was thought of as a tiny loving kitten) is absolutely slaughtering a tiny frog in the living area … Continue reading

August 15, 2010 · 1 Comment