Return of the Blog!

Tomorrow is the first day of our third year of school here in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. It’s hard to believe that two years ago, we were about to start our journey at our high school. Those two years flew by while also making it feel like we’ve been here a lot longer–in a good way. I […]

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Approaching the Finish Line

Eric and I are just a week and some change away from our finish line, but we are approaching that line in two different ways. That finish line at the end of May represents two different goals: 1) reaching the end of our second school year in Mongolia and 2) our baby’s due date. It’s uncanny […]

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“Pop Art” by Brian Doyle

I’m doing some reading for my current MA class (Nonfiction Fundamentals) and ran across this fantastic excerpt: In nine years I have been graced with three children and here is what I have learned about them. They are engines of incalculable joy and agonizing despair. They are comedy machines. Their language is their own and […]

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Cайн байна уу! There is a very possible redirection of our upcoming move to Mongolia. Originally, we were expecting to live and work in Ulaanbaatar, but it actually looks very likely that we will be moving to Erdenet instead. The second largest city in Mongolia with a population of ~100,000, Erdenet is also the capital of the […]

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Teaching Writing

Currently, I’m taking a course on teaching writing, and I am learning a lot! Getting these kinds of classes under my belt for my program pre-departure for Mongolia could not be better timing. Truth be told, I am still rather intimidated by my fellow classmates–most of whom are currently teaching in their own classrooms. Although I have […]

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