Why I’m Leaving


Several readers have recently asked about why I’m leaving after only one year in Alaska. A comment was posted on my last entry posing the question: “Can you write an article on the realities that caused you to stop maintaining this blog regularly? You spent a great deal of time promoting it and gathering readers. […]

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Update Overload!


Well, it’s no secret that I have been M.I.A. for the past couple of months. I apologize to those of you who have been following along and wanting more! Yes, I am alive and kicking and still leading the busy life of a kindergarten teacher in rural Alaska. I have some exciting new updates that […]

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Our First Culture Day


January was a busy, hectic, wonderful month that involved a great deal of change. After returning from winter vacation, we were thrust back into the crazy pace of school life. In my kindergarten class, we quickly jumped back into our daily schedule and classroom routines. We also gained a student teacher (more to come on […]

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Tyler and I celebrated our very first wedding anniversary this past weekend! We stayed at the Paradise HotelĀ on Haeundae Beach, the most popular spot in Busan. We slept in, sunbathed on the beach, ate chocolate ice cream, and toasted with a delicious bottle of cabernet sauvignon. We decided to start an anniversary tradition. On our […]

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My Christmas Break


Well, I’m back! After a long and wonderful winter vacation, Tyler and I are safe in Newhalen. Although our break seemed busy with things to do and people to see, we feel rejuvenated and ready to start the second half of the school year. I can’t believe that we only have about four more months […]

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