The really good places to eat in Boston, Cambridge & Somerville

It took me 6 years to make this list. These are the restaurants that I just couldn’t stay away from when I lived in Boston. Some of them have long lines. They’re worth the wait. BTW — See here if you’re looking for something to do next time you’re in […]



What to do next time you’re in Boston

I lived in Boston for 6 years (2007-2013). The city has a lot to offer from duck boats to killer lobster (see here for good places to eat). This list is intended for both newcomers and locals. I hope you find something fun to do next time you’re in Boston. Pilot a canoe […]

A Foreigners Guide to Vinh City

Vinh City in Central Vietnam has been my home for a total of 17 months. I’d like to share what I’ve discovered. If you only have a short time in Vinh I’d recommend the coconut jelly, eating seafood at Cua Lo Beach, and getting the crispy duck at the duck […]


3D Printing Chess Pieces at Blue Sky Academy

3D printing chess pieces at Blue Sky Academy

It was early on a weekday morning. I was alone in my classroom planning a lesson when one of my students burst in. He excitedly asked me to play chess. I accepted his challenge and followed him. My class of 7 year olds were waiting. All of them were excited […]

My First Vietnamese Lunar New Year Holiday

Would you chase a duck blindfolded? This is something you may have to do during Tet. Tet is a country-wide festival that takes place every year in Vietnam. It’s a combination of Christmas, New Years, and Mardi Gras. Families eat and drink together. They give red envelopes containing lucky money. […]