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ECA Staff Dance — Arts Night 2016

As our school population shrinks, necessarily so do some of the programs. Traditionally there have been two separate major arts events at the ECA — the Hope Gala, to raise funds for … Continue reading

March 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

ECA MS Career Day 2016

Ever since our former principal Mike Johnson encouraged the staff to make a “fun goal” at the beginning of each year, Kat has spearheaded the creation of parody music videos to … Continue reading

March 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

Graham’s and Friends Dancing in PE

I’ve said before that Mr. Mike is the best little kids PE teacher we’ve ever encountered. He is a beloved hero for the little guys. And for an old guy, he’s … Continue reading

February 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

It’s not the Powerball, but…

I won 553.55 BsF. My winnings almost recoup what I spent on the other non-winning cards. So that’s good. Now I just have to figure out how to cash it … Continue reading

February 4, 2016 · Leave a comment


We made it! Shayne, my wise economics-minded friend, predicted in May that the parallel rate would reach 1000 before the new year. He’s off by a month, but only because the … Continue reading

February 4, 2016 · 1 Comment

Venezuela’s Election: The Basics

  Tomorrow is a big day in Venezuela. There is a long history of mostly peaceful elections in Venezuela. But then again, as far as I know, we haven’t seen … Continue reading

December 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Casabe Crust Pizza

Domino’s Pizza sucks in almost every way in the US. However, here in Caracas, they have managed to make, in my opinion, a delicious breakthrough. Exit wheat crust; enter casabe. Casabe … Continue reading

August 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Caracas Airport Improvements

Did anyone else noticed the improvements to the Maiquetia Airport this summer? When we arrived three weeks ago after our summer break, there were a couple new sights for us. New … Continue reading

August 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Remember That Time I Broke My Nose in Capoeira Class?

I spent Monday night in the ER. After catching a kick with my nose at about 8:30pm we headed to Urologico, a neighborhood hospital. The doc took a quick look, … Continue reading

August 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

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I'm a mom to an amazing little boy, wife to a supportive and adventurous husband, teacher in an international community, and lover of gardening, reading, cooking shows, lattes, and sharing.

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