My Truth

Besides coordinating my Chicago neighborhood high school’s International Baccalaureate Programme, I also teach my school’s IB Theory of Knowledge course, which explores what we know through the different lenses of the arts, history, philosophy, mathematics, etc. Basically, it is a fascinating humanities class, which I enjoy teaching. After having everyone do identity charts where students […]

Lost in Transition

I have led a life full of plentiful EMWA. From growing up in the suburbs of Detroit and spending my summers on Michigan’s Lake Charlevoix to attending Northern Michigan University (in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula), serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer on Antigua, recruiting for Peace Corps out of offices in Detroit and Chicago, living in LA […]

Grams

  I have a much longer tribute to my Grams Cooper in the works, but it is going to take awhile to get just right. Instead, I need to share that my beautiful grandmother passed this week at 96 years of age. The past year had been a tough one after she fell last spring, but the past […]

Lovin’ Me Some Winter!

Ok, so in case you have missed a post or two, Terry and I moved back to Chicago last summer after five years of living in New Orleans. While in NOLA, we made it back to the Midwest every summer numerous times, but only made it back for two Thanksgivings and two Christmas vacations. While […]