Archive for January 2016

15 Lessons I've Learned Living in Chicago

<strong> Driving on Lake street under the L requires a certain size of cajones </strong>
 I never want to be that close to a train unless it's going 1.21 gigawatts
My time in the city is quickly winding down (seriously, how is it almost freaking February?), and lately I’ve been thinking about how much life has changed over the past year and a half.  I’ve reconnected with old friends, made new ones, grown as an educator, and made some fantastic memories.  I think the most... Read more »

Turkish Delight and Greekin' Out

As I’ve mentioned in previous blogs, I’m a huge history nerd, particularly ancient history.  I graduated from the University of Iowa with an Ancient Civilizations degree which doesn’t do me a huge ton of service in terms of a career but makes me a first round draft pick when it comes to bar trivia.  I spent... Read more »

Turkish Delight and Greekin' Out Part 10: Birthing Venus in Cyprus

Turkish Delight and Greekin' Out Part 10: Birthing Venus in Cyprus
Miss Parts 1-9? Check them out at the following links: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 If you’ve ever been on a cruise, you know what a clusterfuck the disembarkation process can be: lots of waiting in long lines for baggage that you could have easily taken off the boat yourself.  Royal... Read more »
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