Our Friend Jojo

Our Friend Jojo

The old adage, “Dog is Man’s best friend” surely is true. Many of you know that already, but now I have firsthand experience. Say hello to our new rescue dog, Jojo. She is my son David’s dog, but since he still lives with us, Jojo is the family...
Twitter Travels for Pete Podcast

Twitter Travels for Pete Podcast

In my last blog post, I teased something about a podcast being in my future. Well, it’s now a reality! For as long as I can remember, I’ve always thought it would be fun to have my own radio show. How could I imagine that someday people would be able to play whatever...
Back to the Bend

Back to the Bend

There’s a strange feeling when you can fly for free that maybe you might not be welcome to keep coming back so often. That might be one advantage of paying for flights – it regulates the frequency of your trips. I remember thinking of this when traveling to England to...
South Bend Love

South Bend Love

When I read Pete Buttigieg’s memoir, Shortest Way Home, the first thing that struck me was his love for South Bend, Indiana. As the title suggests, the book is about his personal journey back to his hometown where he is now Mayor Pete. After Harvard, Oxford, and...
Rules of the Road

Rules of the Road

One of my favorite writing prompts to give students is What makes a good friend? In a classroom of students from different countries and cultures, the concept of friendship is universal, and I find that their answers are very similar to how you or I would answer the...