How should the super-rich use their money? Touring the famous mansions of Newport, Rhode Island, recently, half of me screamed, “You people spent your money on THIS?! Think of the world problems you could have solved with all that loot!” But my other half shyly whispered, “Sure, but it’s awesome that this sight exists. My [...Read More!]
YAY! After three long months of awkwardly hiding my nausea, fatigue, and increasingly poofy waistline, my husband Colin and I can finally announce: we are expecting our first baby this November… and we are so excited!!!! 😀
As we walked through Boston’s Lilac Sunday in the Arnold Arboretum (aren’t these flower photos gorgeous?) with our mothers [...Read More!]
“Why is the decoration in this alley so smart?” our New Delhi guide asked our India teacher tour group with an evil smile.
The seven of us clumped together in the tiny yellow alley, staring at the porcelain tiles showing Buddha, Jesus Christ, Ganesh, and assorted other deities. We were stumped.
We knew India has a passion for religion (or [...Read More!]
“So… now is not a good time to come here,” the Vermont native told me, trying to break the news gently.
“What are you talking about?” I retorted. “I love Vermont! I’m sure any time of year is lovely.”
“See, the thing is…” the gal tried again, “April here is not like our beautiful Winter, Fall, or [...Read More!]
Did you know that in 2006, more tourists visited Qutb Minar than the Taj Mahal? Though lesser-known to foreign tourists, Qutb Minar contains the tallest brick minaret in the world, and wields a hypnotic power, particularly on a misty Delhi day like the one when our India teacher tour visited.
Qutb Minar reaches 239 feet towards the sky, [...Read More!]
Aching for fresh air and a tranquil place to do our piles of grading outside of Boston, Colin and I spent this week in the beautiful New England state of Vermont. We picked the town of Brattleboro for its proximity to hiking, Boston, and… FOOD.
What was the highlight of our culinary pillage of Brattleboro, Vermont? [...Read More!]