As a child, I remember the Harvest Time cassette filling the brown, boxy Oldsmobile with lively dulcimer music as my family traversed serpentine roads to Brown County , Indiana, during our annual leaf-peeping trip. Brown County is located in South Central Indiana and claims communities with offbeat names such as Gnaw Bone and Beanblossom. The star of the county… Read More Little Nashville
Hello, adventurers! I am so excited to introduce you to a college friend of mine. Rachel Toepfer is a wonderful and talented person in so many ways, and Rachel has shared her teaching experience at the English Language Institute of China with us in her post below: I graduated from OCU in 2013 and right after… Read More Guest Post: There and Back Again: A Hobbit’s Tale of Asia
Greetings, earthlings! It is January 2nd, which just happens to be World Introvert Day. I was surprised to see that this special day has existed since 2011. Of course, its existence has been kept hush-hush. I mean, it IS all about introversion after all. The second day of January is an ideal day to celebrate introversion awareness. I’m all… Read More World Introvert Day: Where do I belong in this world?
Happy New Year, everyone! Most of the day has involved taking down Christmas decorations, cooking, and watching one of my all-time favorite adventure movies, The Goonies (I really need to visit Astoria, Oregon). So back to cooking. In order to add a pinch of luck to 2016, I decided to whip up some Hoppin’ John (Emeril… Read More Hoppin’ John, cabbage rolls, and memories