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Ode to a Grecian Urn

It seems like ages ago, but when Erika and I were in Athens touring a small museum near the acropolis, we were looking at case after case of amazing pottery that had been excavated over the centuries. There was so much and it was all so beautiful, my eyes began to glaze over. One can only look at relics for so long before one’s appreciation begins … Continue reading Ode to a Grecian Urn

Yesterday, in summary

I woke up this morning and initially could not recall all the elements of our day yesterday–jet lag continues to impact our sleep, but I think we are closer to being on Istanbul time. I know we covered a number of miles wandering around this city over the course of 14 hours, but the specifics of our activities were vague until I looked at the … Continue reading Yesterday, in summary

The ‘Official’ Invitation (and life without a job).

Thrilled to report that Thomas and I received our formal invitation to serve with Peace Corps in Morocco, leaving for service on January 12th, 2015. The focus of our work is Youth Development. From reading our job description we learned that the King of Morocco (known in Morocco as the “King of the Poor”) has a deep commitment to helping the young people of his … Continue reading The ‘Official’ Invitation (and life without a job).