from one journey to the next
Welcome to My World
Hello! S̄wạs̄dī Ka! Shalom! Hallo! ‘Ahlan wa sahlan’! Hi!
In 2000 I embarked on a journey which started on the other side of the dateline from my hometown of Howell, Michigan. I found myself surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and Philippine Sea on a small island called Saipan. This was when I began my career as an international school teacher.
From there I would move on to Bangkok for three years, and then take a year to travel in SEAsia AND volunteer in Nazareth.
I next landed in Schaffhausen (on the Rhine) where I taught for a year. Got engaged in Sevilla; left my job in Switzerland; moved to London (UK); married in Little Gidding (T.S. Eliot wrote The Four Quartets here).
My son, S, was born in London and a few months later we were off to Cairo for my spouse’s job as a journalist. After two years in Cairo, we left just before the Revolution in 2010, and landed in Toronto, where my daughter was born. We are still here and awaiting Canadian citizenship!
That’s just the map of where I’ve been. The stories fill in all the rest.