The Importance of Boston’s Greenspace: I’ve lived in Boston most of my life, and my #1 favorite thing about this city is the network of parks that stretch across it — a feature poetically named: The Emerald Necklace. This 1,200-acre park system was created by Frederick Law Olmsted in the 1880s and consists of a… [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...
“Do you consider yourself an ‘Influencer?’” My former student, Savannah, popped this awkward question as we swung open the doors to “Happy Place,” the surreal pop-up photography playground that zinged into Boston this month. “Um…” I stalled, grappling for an appropriately inspiring answer to explain why I had been invited to tour and photograph the space,… [Read More]
Attractions in My Beloved Massachusetts Capital! I’ve run Around the World “L” Travel Blog for a decade now, and have lived in Boston nearly my whole life (multiple decades!), but it isn’t until THIS article that I am finally, comprehensively answering the question I get so much… What are the Best Things to Do in Boston,… [Read More]
How I Decided on Minneapolis for Travel: Scanning ultra-bargain flights during a particularly fraught week of life, the airport code MSP winked an alluring, “Hello!” “Ooo, Minneapolis…” I cooed, “I’ve never explored you before… but this flight is cheap, and a random 1.5-day solo trip to Minnesota’s metropolis is just what I need to cleanse… [Read More]
“How Should I Pose for the Camera?” In our era of daily digital photos, the question of how to pose is everywhere… but is particularly symbolic — and sometimes even fraught — for women to decide. How female bodies are angled or female faces are formed for pictures (and in life, for that matter) sends messages.… [Read More]
Even the Hotel Carpets Knocked my Socks Off! I was prepared to be stunned by the unique antique decorations of the Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, Western Massachusetts — after all, the hotel is almost 250 years old. However, I was not expecting what a WILD mix of old and new sights exist in this… [Read More]