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January 15, 2013

Today we visited the ancient city if Ayutthaya. It was the Thai capital for 417 years before it was burned by the Burmese. It was humbling to visit this “Holy” place and watch as worshipers placed gold leaf on Buddhas.

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A World Away

January 14, 2013

I don’t think this is the culprit–but today a monkey peed on me. On the same day, two groups of children make their own play dough. It was so amazing for me to see kindergartners in Thailand making their own play dough. It is an activity my own children engage in at their school. Later [...]

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Another World

January 10, 2013

I am currently in Thailand. It is an amazing city. I’m not getting to see it the way I would if I were traveling with my husband, but I cannot complain. We have wonderful hosts. Today we went to the Grand Palace and it was really different from anything I have ever seen. We were [...]

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Home For Now

November 14, 2011

I just got home last night from 4 amazingly exhausting and intellectually stimulating days at Harvard talking about charter schools.  I learned more than I thought possible and made some amazing connections in this really small community that is charter schools.  My brain is still buzzing with so much information that I can’t wait to [...]

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Happy Things

September 9, 2011

With all the political rhetoric being quite nasty and the memories of 9/11 being broadcast, I am in need of some happy.  So, I am simply posting some pictures from our family vacation–I didn’t take nearly as many as I wanted to/should because with two little ones, I was often very busy swimming, etc chasing [...]

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