Be an Emily

Almost a dozen years ago, I did a study abroad program in Spain. The program I was in was a full immersion style, which kept the group small. There were probably 35 of us total. What this created was a close-knit family in a foreign country speaking a foreign language. And as such, we got … Continue reading Be an Emily

A House Divided

My hometown is a little nutty about their history. Freeport, Illinois was the site of one of the eight Lincoln-Douglas debates in 1858. Something the town makes sure no one forgets. There is an elementary school named Lincoln Douglas. The local ice cream shop frequently has punny flavors in commemoration, including the delicious but unfortunately … Continue reading A House Divided