Artists in Bagan: Part II

The events described in this post occurred in December 2016. Be sure to read Artists in Bagan: Part I first! Are we really going to do this? The question was on both of our minds.  We were stretched out in our hotel room, still dusty from our day on the road. Sam was laying on her … More Artists in Bagan: Part II

Warm Welcomes and Waterfalls: A Day Trip to Malang

East Java, known locally as Jawa Timur or Jatim (Indonesians love abbreviations), is home to four Fulbright English Teaching Assistants (ETAs) for 2016-17. Yours truly is in Sidoarjo, Krupa is in Surabaya, and the charming Shreya and Caroline live in Malang. In October, Shreya and Caroline came to Surabaya for the day and helped host … More Warm Welcomes and Waterfalls: A Day Trip to Malang

Goals for 2016-2017

This post is dedicated to my Uncle Dave “from Florida” Fitzgerald, who has shared many pieces of wisdom over the years. One of my favorite “Uncle Dave-isms” is that there is magic to writing your goals down. From personal experience, I have found this to be true. I have also found that sharing goals creates … More Goals for 2016-2017