Tia Pepper

I think it was my son Ricardo who came up with the nickname “Pepper” for my friend Pat. He didn’t

The Best Parts of Traveling

It felt so good to be traveling again, but what made this trip so great? What do I like most

Tikal

“Use your flashlights and watch out for the dangerous snakes.” That was the advice we received when going for an

Beautiful Antigua

We were fortunate to have a smooth trip from San Juan La Laguna to Antigua, first by catching a boat

Where to now, Tim?

A guest post from Vicky Ann Okay, Tim, where are you taking me? Waiting for our shuttle driver who never

Alfombras

I’m impressed with how my traveling companion has picked up some Spanish and is not afraid to use it. One

A Very Good Friday

“Something big is about to happen.” Vicky Ann enjoys reminding me, through uncontrollable laughter, that I said this in church

Finding Paradise

There have been moments in the past twenty-four hours where I thought, “Is this too much?” It has been a

What have you learned?

Thirty-four years ago Every now and then, I am reminded of of Malik, a seventh-grade student I taught as a

Grappling with new learning on the Civil Rights Trail

My trip to Alabama included visits to several more sites that taught me about this period in history and left

Selma

History sometimes gets jumbled up in my mind. I don’t always remember dates and details. That was the case with

“Your names were never lost”

I had one more stop on my first day in Birmingham. After visiting the Legacy Museum I hopped on the free shuttle

From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration

a visit to the Legacy Museum in Montgomery My visit to the Legacy Museum and the National Memorial for Peace

Teaching for Equity and Justice

Here is an article I wrote that was published on the blog of Fund for Teachers. Why are US schools,

First Day of School

I remember my first day of teaching in New Haven 33 years ago, when my classroom wasn’t ready and I

Life After Travel

My last trip overseas was in August, 2019. When I stepped off the plane from Mexico City, I had every