This is a post by David. Continued learning has always been incredibly important to me. Anyone who knows me is aware of my penchant for picking up random skills (Indian vegetarian cooking, anyone? rock climbing? Kettlebell strength training?). It must come from my mother, who certainly is a Jill-of-all-trades. I just finished my most recent … More Back to School
This is a post by Jenny. Nothing I read or heard before traveling could have prepared me for the culture shock and discomfort we’d face when arriving in a foreign country. It’s actually fascinating to understand and reflect on the feelings of discomfort that come from not knowing the social expectations. We felt most uncomfortable … More Arrival in a Foreign Land
This is a post by David Greetings from Chiang Mai, Thailand! We’ve been here for a few days and we’re finally getting comfortable with this city. Yesterday we went to a Thai cooking class and learned to make some traditional Thai dishes. The cooking school was called Asia Scenic Thai Cooking School and they were … More Thai Cooking Class
I have added cake decorating to my “want to learn/do during my sabbatical” list! Below is the cake that I made (with assistance from David & his mom) for my birthday – I know, you’re not supposed to make your own birthday cake, but I wanted the chance to learn some cake decorating skills! There … More Something New!