To Those Who Wander

As I write this, I am sitting in the Springfield-Branson airport, just north of Springfield, MO, and I am awaiting adventure. I am heading to Berlin, Germany, where I will spend three whole days (in addition to two full traveling days) exploring another world. EF Tours, the company that is sending myself, another teacher, and…

Human Again

So recently I've been feeling, well, a little under the weather. Maybe it's the fact that we have 17 SCHOOL DAYS until Christmas Break. Or maybe it's that I'm so done with this semester it's insane. Or many, just maybe, I haven't been able to watch my fair share of musicals because I've been doing…

When Words Fail

As an English major, an English teacher, and an all around lover of language, words are something that I treasure. To make that perfect sentence, to sum up a feeling, to somehow capture the range of human experience: these are little things in life that give it meaning. That being said, there are myriad examples--daily--when…