“Something’s different,” I gasped to my husband upon returning home from our weekend at the Woodstock Inn & Resort in central Vermont. “I’m… I’m… not crabby anymore!” It’s now been a week since we finished our stay, and I can definitively state that this mini-vacation has had potent, positive, and lasting effects. Let’s back up… [Read More]
Learning Around the World:
Though I am a classroom teacher, this site is about the learning that takes place beyond a school's walls. We can learn everywhere! Use these articles to explore our world's joys...
When a local Boston tour company invited me to check out their new food and mural arts tour of Central Square in Cambridge, MA, I agreed on the following condition: my current intern teacher, in addition to a certain former student, would need to attend, too. Why? Harmonie and Steph are delightful to hang out with,… [Read More]
A day visiting Fallingwater is luscious, but add a hilarious sign and peaches to the mix, and it turns downright heavenly. My husband and I were driving through the Laurel Highlands of southwestern Pennsylvania when we got the hot tip from an in-the-know local. “There’s a farm market on the route to your hotel near… [Read More]
“Should I go to the gym today?” “Is there time to work out with my busy schedule this month?” “How can I exercise more?” “Why can’t I get motivated with fitness?” There’s one huge mistake that we make with this whole “getting in shape and staying healthy” thing, and those questions above are a clue… [Read More]
We had a problem with Oak Lodge bed and breakfast hotel in southwestern Pennsylvania: Even when my husband and I were visiting famed Fallingwater, nearby, or cavorting through the rolling green hills of the Laurel Highlands… we couldn’t stop thinking about our magical cabin back at the lodge. It was downright distracting. “I know Fallingwater is one of… [Read More]
Being an architecture geek, I’ve ogled photos of the most famous house in America, Fallingwater, by Frank Lloyd Wright, for years. Often, I pondered, “Does Fallingwater live up to the hype? How can a residential house be that remarkable?” I finally found out. This week, the stars aligned for me to journey with my husband… [Read More]