Last day of school has arrived

Technically, the last day of “school” was Tuesday, but today is my last day of work. Summer vacation begins tomorrow with a bang as I pack up for a week with friends and family on Block Island after a weekend in Connecticut. June has been a busy month, I welcome July with open arms and…

Sweet beach breaks in Nosara

My friends and family can attest to the fact that I have a hard time relaxing. I define “Type A” personality and just generally high strung. Whatever, we have have our faults. One of the only places I can truly relax is at the beach. Cushion-y sand beneath me, sun rays like a warm blanket….

One last day on this island….

Our last morning on Martha’s Vineyard was gorgeous. I enjoyed a quiet run and cherished the three miles of solitude. I was so pleased to see all the students packed up and ready to get on with their day when I returned to the hostel (if you’re looking for a inexpensive but comfortable place to…

Exploring the diversity on Martha’s Vineyard.

Another gorgeous quiet morning on Martha’s Vineyard. I went for a short run, which ended when I saw a skunk on the path. Excellent excuse to end a run. After breakfast we headed to the African American Heritage Trail with Elaine Weintraub as our guide (Elaine is the co-founder of the trail and one of…

The isle of Manhattan yet again invades Martha’s Vineyard

Often times I forget I spend my daily life on an island. Perhaps the relentless hustle of Manhattan overshadows the island effect that is so prevalent on Martha’s Vineyard. Life on the isle of Manhattan is fun, but island life in New England just soothes your soul. Life slows down. The sun feels different. The…

Getting excited for Iceland….

Since I began teaching back in 2000, I’ve tried to fill my summers with new adventures and opportunities to explore, learn, and recharge for the upcoming school year. Over the years I have been able to work in different positions such as camp nature director or educational consultant for an executive internship program or guidance…