Navigating the World

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Navigating the World
The Hong Kong edition - year 2 Sharing our experiences and observations as teachers, parents, and explorers in this city, southeast Asia, and around the world.
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  • The weight of 5 1 week ago Those moments. The ones where your child has held it together in the face of great sadness, disappointment, frustration, anger, or all of the above ALL DAY at school — but collapses into a heap under the weight of all the feelings the moment he sets eyes on you. I could see it coming from …...
  • Language learning, bridge making, and the necessity of low-hanging fruit 1 week ago My eldest son doesn’t speak at school. My loud, goofy, intelligent, creative boy, maybe utters 10 words a day – Spanish or otherwise.  Sometimes he responds to Spanish questions with the appropriate action, and sometimes he just sits there with a small, dismissive grin on his face –...
  • Shaken 3 months ago I often get things wrong. I often overstep on my opinions – forgetting that they are not, in fact, facts. I often am quick to think I know more about certain topics or places or situations than I actually do. I often misread social cues, but believe the issue is the other person (or all …...
  • Coming home: coffee, chaos, and the importance of eyeball time 4 months ago 24 days ago we returned from Chile to begin an extended summer holiday in the United States. Arriving on the 3rd of July, we were launched head-first into PURE Americana. Grilled food, fireworks, backyard lunch gatherings with friends, kids in wading pools. Ah yes, the North Country in July is...
  • Come stand in the light: Fiesta de la luz 6 months ago It is winter solstice; the longest night of the year. My heart holds this night especially dear because my eldest was born on the solstice five and a half years ago – in another hemisphere, on another continent perhaps, but solstice all the same. We named him Lucas. Light-bearer.  Brightly...

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