Monthly Archives: November 2012

Thanksgiving Week Photos

During Thanksgiving break, Linda, a wonderful lady who volunteers to lead English Club every week, put on two sweet activities for several of the internationals who were still in town. (Many choose to travel to places like Florida, New York City, and Las Vegas during break.) Below are pictures from a trip they took to […]

Much To Be Thankful For

The Saturday before Thanksgiving, Elisa and I, along with our friend Chelle, ran in races in Kansas City. Elisa ran a 10k, the longest race she’d ever run. I ran a half marathon, also the longest race I’d ever run, in 1 hour 47 minutes, about 8:13 minutes/mile pace, which I was really happy with […]

Christians Don’t Tell Lies, We Sing Them

Those of you who know me well know that I’m attracted to contrarian information—things that are counter-intuitive, and even controversial (for example, I love the book Freakonomics and its corresponding podcast. So it should come as no surprise that I still remember something Scott Martin (who would later become my team leader in Kazakhstan) said at […]