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Livin’ the dream

Lately I’ve been remembering my summer promises of frequent blog posts and photos and thinking “man, that was silly.” Sorry I haven’t written anything in so long! School is exhausting. Right now I’m teaching four literature courses, journalism, and speech … Continue reading

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Return of the (Samoan) Queens

Well, the Great American Summer o’ Laziness and Over-Eating is officially over. Tomorrow is the first day of school in American Samoa! But because we are real, seasoned islanders, we won’t be there for that. Apparently, none of the new … Continue reading

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I’m on a boat!

You guys. I have some serious jet lag. Every time I sit down or just stand still for a second, I feel like the whole island is rocking back and forth. It feels like I’m on a boat, just swaying … Continue reading

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Stress and other last-minute things

Lately I’ve been having this terrible dream. I’m in my last semester of college. It’s finals week. I suddenly realize that I haven’t been to some high-level math class since the first week of school. I rush to the classroom … Continue reading

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Talofa, Ta’u!

Hey e’rbody. We received our placements today! Unless something changes, Wes and I will be living on Ta’u. He’ll be teaching high school science and I’ll be teaching elementary everything (not just English–are you surprised?!?). I’m not sure which grade … Continue reading

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Only 27 days left!

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Settlers tournament on Saturday! You guys helped us raise over $400 for our trip! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! And Congratulations to the winners! 1st Place: Jon Elmer 2nd Place: Ward Bickford 3rd … Continue reading

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Things I learned in Haiti

Last night, after Wings, some friends and I started talking about Haiti. It’s been over a year since I got back, and in all that time I’ve never spoken as candidly about what I saw there as I did last … Continue reading

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