Over ten years ago, I sat in a middle school classroom and was told the country for my presentation would be Ukraine. Apart from making the Powerpoint background the Ukrainian flag (a simple but beautiful blue and yellow) and a photo of a beach, I remember nothing about what I learned about Ukraine. I realize this probably defeated the entire purpose of the project, sorry … Continue reading Київ/Kyiv/Kiev

Raspberry Wine

“Strawberry wine and seventeen…” This song by Deana Carter was an essential at the annual summer camp dance. I remember standing there hoping my camp crush would sweep me off my feet and confess his love for me after our 5 magical days at said camp. That never happened. Instead, my usually danced alone and created a dramatic interpretative dance instead. Whenever I hear this … Continue reading Raspberry Wine