JET30 Reunion: Enduring Connections

A few weeks ago I walked into the lobby of the Omni Shoreham hotel, a luxury hotel located nestled just off of Connecticut Ave NW in Woodley Park. I was there to attend the JET30 Reunion, a celebration of the JET Program’s 30th year. JET stands for Japan Exchange and Teaching Program, a Japanese governmental program … Continue reading

Back Soon!

I took a break for a while, but I’ll be back soon.

Oyakodon

I rarely ate Oyakdon when I was living in Japan, but since coming back to the states I’ve learned to love this recipe.   It’s easy to make and the ingredients are very easy to find at your local supermarket.  One thing I’ve loved about this dish since I first heard of it was that the … Continue reading

MisEducation Nation 2011

I just finished a class for my International/Intercultural Education Master’s program and we watched a panel called “MisEducation Nation” that captivated me.  This panel was in response to the annual Education Nation Town Hall that is held by NBC.  The video is a bit long, but I hope you will find it as interesting as … Continue reading

Easing into the Waters

Except two from my NaNoWriMo novel.  Copyright 2011 Bahia Simons-Lane This is a continuation of the first excerpt, which you can read here. I woke up much later to a darkened apartment, still feeling alone and hungry.  I went to the convenience store behind my apartment and got something to eat.  This small act made … Continue reading