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Are You a Goldfish in a Bowl?: Being Connected to a Community

At the end of our recent Lip Sync Battle Party, our friend and DJ, informed me that there would be one more act. Huh? Typically being the one surprising and planning events, my organized mind was not prepared for this. What do you mean another act? That I didn’t know about? With no time to investigate what was happening, they asked us (me and two other Jens) to sit down and they rolled this video made by the Carol Morgan School expat community...

Moms Know Best

My mother and grandmother were visiting this week and how quickly a week passes especially when when you miss your mommy. While I know she misses me – us – just as much, she says things like, “Don’t come back. You have it good here.” I know she’s right, that our life here is too good to give up. I also know that if I said we were moving back home, my mom would take the first JetBlue flight out of Kennedy and...

SnapShots: Cabarete Thanksgiving Weekend

Cabarete Thanksgiving Weekend in pictures. Great way to spend the holiday.. Ok. Maybe this picture doesn’t show how great the weekend was but it does show the camaraderie of CMS. Within minutes of our blowout, 4 cars pulled over to help. Check me out in the background holding the babes. About this set of photos: The drive to Cabarete. The views were great but the blowout tire on the way there was not. Even worse, we didn’t have a spare. #nobueno...

SnapShots: Our First Halloween

Holidays are reasons to celebrate and while some people grow out of holiday celebrations when they get older, I have yet to reach this grownup benchmark. Holidays give you such a great reason to be a kid again and Halloween is the kid holiday. A day when you could dress up as anything and get away with it (Fairy killer princess… sure!), when the only thing that matters is how many Three Musketeers you could trade for someone else’s Snickers.* And now that we have...

Halloween at Carol Morgan

Here’s a glimpse of Carol Morgan School’s grounds on a normal day. In what seems to be Dominican fashion (go BIGGER than Texas), this is what Carol Morgan looks like for Halloween: While in the US, the teachers are responsible for not just teaching, but grading, planning, conferencing, copying, advising, and in many cases, parenting (all during their lunch hour), they are also responsible for decorating their classrooms and bulletin boards (also to be done during their lunch hour). Here,...