About

I tramp a perpetual journey, (come listen all!)
My signs are a rain-proof coat, good shoes, and a staff cut from the woods,
No friend of mine takes his ease in my chair,
I have no chair, no church, no philosophy,
I lead no man to a dinner-table, library, exchange,
But each man and each woman of you I lead upon a knoll,
My left hand hooking you round the waist,
My right hand pointing to landscapes of continents and the public road.
Not I, not any one else can travel that road for you,
You must travel it for yourself.
–Walt Whitman

I think most people who read this regularly know me, but for those of you who don’t, I worked as a high school English teacher in the Boston Public Schools for 5 years (2005-2010). I am currently on a leave of absence in order to travel, experience a new school environment, grow professionally, and gain a broader understanding of the world and systems of education.

After a job search through Search Associates, I landed a job teaching 10th and 12th grade English at a private high school in Sofia, Bulgaria. Out of the interest of privacy and professionalism, I won’t name or even abbreviate my Boston or Sofia schools on this site, though anyone who knows me (or, indeed, anything at all about Bulgarian schools) will know which school currently employs me.

I created this blog as a way to keep in touch and share my doings with friends and family at home, as well as to provide a space for personal and professional self-reflection. There are a mishmash of topics and tones across the entries, but hopefully they are at least a little bit entertaining, informative, or interesting. I welcome feedback and comments, and I hope you enjoy the site!

minnewaska

Me at Lake Minnewaska in New York, shortly before departing for Bulgaria.

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