Eat, Drink, and Take Pictures

A good portion of the last 24 hours have centered around food and drink, though not in that order. Last night, a group of us went to Flight Wine Bar for, you guessed it, flights of wine. All of Flight’s flights (haha) come in groups of three, which meant we had quite a lot of wine on the table.

Flights at Flight

Being a place that specializes in wine, Flight also has more options that one could possibly go through. The ladder is my favorite part.

Wine Collection

A couple days ago I came across a recipe for vegan shawarma, which was really exciting because shawarma was my favorite Israeli dish before I stopped eating red meat a few years ago. And wow, was this good! I served it on a bed of lettuce with kalamata olives and delicious tzatziki on the side.


Towards the back of the plate is a mixture of sweet potatoes, mushrooms, kale, and red quinoa. Also rather delicious.

Another food picture

Bon appétit!

Chasing Shadows

It’s one of those strange weeks in the world of weather that starts off cold, with frost warnings and the smell of winter in the air, but it’s supposed to be 70° tomorrow, which is so bizarre for this time of year. The kids will certainly enjoy trick-or-treating without parkas! I remember Halloweens with snow on the ground.

These are photos of the exact same spot. In the first one I turned my camera towards the tree in background, and in the second one I focused on the shadows on the side of the garage. Which is better more interesting? More aesthetically pleasing? A more successful attempt at photography?

To the treeShadows

Today in Global History

Today in Global History 9 we continued our study of Sparta and Athens. Here’s a cute video that I showed my freshmen. It’s not perfect, it might not even be considered good, but it gets across important aspects of Spartan life and always invites a slew questions.

Click on the screenshot below to watch! It’ll only take 3 minutes of your time and you’ll probably learn a thing or two.


Photos, travels, musings, and ideas on education by a twenty-something teacher trying to make the world a better and more peaceful place