bloganuary · Travel

Bloganuary: “What fear have you conquered?” + Happy New Year in Hanoi

Today's Bloganuary prompt is challenging for me, as I can't exactly say that I have "conquered" any fear, but I have definitely tamed a few. Some fears are hungry bugbears that need habitual discipline to keep them at bay. I am writing to you from my vacation digs in Hanoi, Vietnam, where I arrived solo… Continue reading Bloganuary: “What fear have you conquered?” + Happy New Year in Hanoi

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Bloganuary: “What is your preferred mode of travel?” + 2016 Travel Memory: Cambodia

This WordPress question is really timely, since I am gearing up for a trip to Hanoi, Vietnam in about 48 hours. Unfortunately, I have had a splitting migraine since yesterday, and I am just this morning out of the fog enough to answer this one (and get back to packing). The short answer to this… Continue reading Bloganuary: “What is your preferred mode of travel?” + 2016 Travel Memory: Cambodia

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Bloganuary: “If you had a billion U.S. dollars, how would you spend it?”

Today's WP Bloganuary question reminds me of a typical hypothetical I'd ask a group of ESL students. Most of my students would answer with ideas such as, "Buy land" or "Invest in the stock market," which are very smart ideas, indeed, but that's not what I think of first. My answer might be a little… Continue reading Bloganuary: “If you had a billion U.S. dollars, how would you spend it?”

bloganuary · My Makes

Bloganuary: “How far back in your family tree can you go?” + New butterfly

I'm a little behind on the WordPress Bloganuary challenge (this question is from a couple of days ago), but really fortunate to have a few digital photos to share. It is hard to keep up with these Bloganuary questions, as they deserve much, much fuller responses than I can give in one day. The short… Continue reading Bloganuary: “How far back in your family tree can you go?” + New butterfly

bloganuary · My Makes

Bloganuary: “What brings you joy in life?” + crafty bits

I'm on a roll now with five Bloganuary posts in a row, and five really meaty prompts. It's a breakneck pace, I know, but I'll try to keep up... The things that bring me joy in life really boil down to simple things. Meaningful connections with other human beings and animals; creating something beautiful and/or… Continue reading Bloganuary: “What brings you joy in life?” + crafty bits