One week after graduating from Baylor University with a degree in Theatre Arts and History, I jumped on a plane for Thailand. I signed a ten-month contract to teach at a school in the rural Chaiyaphum province. So far, my time here has been an adventure both in and out of the classroom. I have no previous experience as English teacher, so this process has been, and continues to be, one of trial and error. Lots and lots of error. As an Orthodox Christian in a majority Buddhist country, I need to pay close attention to my faith life without the support of a parish community close by (the nearest Church is about five hours away in Bangkok). Of course, I constantly fall short, but life is about the struggle. Life is about repentance and that is a slow and painstaking process for most, if not all, of us! With Christ all things are possible! I hope you enjoy the site!