Welcome to scribblegal. In these pages, I hope to write about what rivets, motivates, annoys, horrifies or thrills me. Perhaps something in the here and now, like life in the Central Valley of Costa Rica; special meals I cook; what’s happening in the garden, with my grandchildren, or the planet. Perhaps I’ll look back to my days in Philadelphia, where I grew up, or the places in the world I’ve traveled to or lived in.
I retired from teaching in June of 2009. I like to think I retired at the top of my game- not in the sense that I couldn’t have become a better teacher- each new challenge made me better–and there were always challenges. My last three years of teaching were the most exhilarating of all. I couldn’t have loved it more. But I get a little queasy when I think of the future of education in America. All the signs indicate that massive and terrible changes are inevitable. I wanted to end on a high note.
My husband, Jack, and I made the leap of moving to another, albeit third world country. So far, so good.