Lighting the Menorah

No Place Like Home for the Holidays

Now, almost a month into 2015 and with the holiday craziness quieted down, it finally feels like I am settling into life in New York with a job, routine and time to finally transition into a full-fledged life here. A lot of my posts have focused on my travels in the past few months, but I kept putting off all of the experiences at home, … Continue reading No Place Like Home for the Holidays

Climbing Sainte-Victoire, France

Heading West

Since last posting I have kicked off my spring season of visitors and travels! However, before going into detail about all of that, I’ll first recap the subject of almost all of my lessons 2 weeks ago: St. Valentine’s Day.  I have never been a fan of Valentine’s Day, but the amount of lessons I gave on the subject probably made me look like a … Continue reading Heading West

sunset-flag-america-fields

What is American?

While my official title and Fulbright grant say that I am an “English teaching assistant,” I think a more accurate description of my activities, as a teacher is an “American culture specialist.” Almost one of my three to four lessons each day involves giving an overview of some topic as it relates to American life.  I have been asked to describe general topics in the … Continue reading What is American?

Dyje River Znojmo

Small Town Excitement

For the first time since arriving in the Czech Republic, I felt busy this week.  This morning (Sunday) was the first time I was able to really “sleep in” and my body definitely appreciated the full 10 hours.  At school I began teaching more lessons and getting to know my students better. I met with 4 students at the first meeting of my “American Culture … Continue reading Small Town Excitement