Sometimes Seeds Grow

Back in my latter days of teaching at Bosco Academy in 2015, I took on the questionable task of attempting to teach one of the second graders as much of the sign language that I could remember from my time in college. It seemed like a lofty goal, but ultimately, I hoped he may be ableContinue reading “Sometimes Seeds Grow”

Gay in Guyana

I touched on this topic just barely in my latest newsletter, but I thought I’d tackle this idea of homophobia and ignorance toward gay people in Guyana a little bit more right now. As I stated before, I tend to experience the negative thoughts and feelings that people seem to have toward gay people moreContinue reading “Gay in Guyana”

“It’s Part of the Culture”

Disclaimer: I think the following post is essentially all complaining. It’s me trying to process working in another culture. Proceed with caution. “If you have any questions just ask, otherwise nobody will say anything. That’s just part of the culture.” If I had a nickel for every time I heard, “that’s just part of theContinue reading ““It’s Part of the Culture””


Upon returning to work on Monday, I was able to pull myself out of the funk I had found myself in and set out to have a positive day. There’s something to refocusing your energy while you sleep so you wake up refreshed, ready to start anew. Also, the most important thing one can doContinue reading ““Thieves””

Eighth Graders

Now that school has been out for two weeks (where does the time go?), I thought I’d take just a few minutes to reflect on the transition that was made in my way of thinking about the eighth graders between September and May. To be perfectly honest, when I first arrived at this new jobContinue reading “Eighth Graders”