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not the "plan"

It’s 9:30 P.M.


Just a month ago two friends and I was sitting on the Gulf Coast of Florida getting tan and sipping on summer ale as we watched waves ripple over the shoreline. 915 more words


NOLA Green Roots (New Orleans, LA)

We arrived in New Orleans on Friday evening. A perfect start to the weekend, we took a few days to experience the vivacious culture of the city before diving into some urban garden projects. 1,254 more words


Back from vacation to crowdsource a problem with school enrollment


My elementary school in a low-income part of Washington, DC needs its community to enroll its children in school. Otherwise, we’re going to have a problem. 156 more words

SHAUN JOHNSON, PHD: Musings From The Chalk Face

Room with a View

“One can only write in cities” – Oscar Wilde

*These images were taken by me at the Parktonian Hotel, Braamfontein, from a balcony on the 21st-Floor during a sublime Jozi sunrise.


Year One...Done?

Today marks one year since I turned in the paperwork to take on the position of Music Teacher for HOPE.

I’m still trying to process how I ended up in Wisconsin; it was a whirlwind from application to acceptance of the job, and though I knew it would be a rough ride, 607 more words

Cultural Immersion