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 […]

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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. […]

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Headmaster at Bhagalpur Middle School, India.

Has One Laptop per Child Failed?

I’ve always admired the One Laptop per Child project. I’ve volunteered for them by writing ([1] [2] [3]) and producing a video. I even interviewed with them. Empowering children with technology is a powerful promise. Has that promise been kept? I asked my friend (and OLPC volunteer) Nancie Severs, has OLPC […]


House of Dolphin Grand Opening Speech

  Moisture builds up on the glass walls of the pool. I draw a smiley face with my finger to entertain the students as they wait for the doors to open. Everyone is excited for the grand opening of the pool. They file in and sit down. They sing the […]

Ms. Trang translates my speech into Vietnamese.