Do you remember the movie “The Bucket List?” Near the beginning, Carter (played by Morgan Freeman) says that he first heard the term used for a freshman philosophy assignment. You were supposed to list things you wanted to do before you “kicked the bucket.” Since the movie came out in 2007, this simple idea has inspired thousands of books–and me as well.
Have you ever had to cancel a trip at the last minute? Changing gears is difficult, not only because you have committed time and money but because anticipation and preparation have built up an emotional investment in the project especially if you’ve gone through the stress and suspense of getting the time off work.
Yet staying home is not necesarily the best option.
Way back in 2006 a professor asked our master’s class how we would design a two-semester class in world history. We had 5 minutes to diagram our approach on the whiteboard.
Recently I’ve been fascinated with the “Top Ten Tehran Memories” lists people have been posting on the Tehran American School (TAS) Facebook site.
Planning a trip? The contents of your cell phone may be just as important as the contents of your suitcase.
“Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.” Continue reading
“Fighting cancer.” When I think of cancer this phrase comes readily to mind. But not everyone warms up to this Continue reading
The Alhambra was forever after associated in my mind with castles in Spain and playing Authors with Dad.