To Swim or Not to Swim… with Wild Dolphins

Swimming with dolphins is a bucket list experience that many people would enjoy. While doing so, it may even be tempting to swim close for a selfie or grab a … Continue reading To Swim or Not to Swim… with Wild Dolphins

A Brave, Not Perfect Book Review

When I watched Reshma Saujani’s interview on Fox Business’s The Maria Bartiromo Show about her book, Brave, Not Perfect, I felt inspired by what she was saying about this movement … Continue reading A Brave, Not Perfect Book Review

Biology 1A and 1B

Grades: Biology 1A: 97% A; Biology 1B: 100% A Biology is all around us. It’s hard to escape… even right now as I use my skeletal system and my brain … Continue reading Biology 1A and 1B

Algebra 1A and 1B

Grade Accomplished: Algebra 1A: 97%; Algebra 1B 100% Ahhh… Algebra, the bane of my existence last year. When you are homeschooling, you learn right away that certain curriculums work better … Continue reading Algebra 1A and 1B

Integers and Decimals and Ratios… Oh My! My Math Journey Complete With Reviews.

Many people wonder how exactly homeschoolers tackle math. Well, I’ll answer that for you, at least from my own personal experience. Honestly, it was a bit hard trying to find … Continue reading Integers and Decimals and Ratios… Oh My! My Math Journey Complete With Reviews.

An Inspirational Story

In 2010, Rob Jones was deployed to Afghanistan where an IED exploded, resulting in the above-the-knee amputation of both his legs. Story over, right? Wrong. Rob is a Marine, through … Continue reading An Inspirational Story

The Must-Have Guide for Japan-bound Travelers

As most of my readers know, I have a tremendous interest in learning about the Japanese language and culture because I would like to move to Hawai‘i one day, and … Continue reading The Must-Have Guide for Japan-bound Travelers

Upon Stephen Hawking’s Death: A Book Review of George’s Secret Key to the Universe

It was another bleary March day when I looked over my mom’s shoulder as she read the day’s headlines on her computer. Stephen Hawking had died. Stephen Hawking died? Shaken … Continue reading Upon Stephen Hawking’s Death: A Book Review of George’s Secret Key to the Universe

What happened to that Mars One seven-year-old?

As you might have figured out, I love to write. But I didn’t start by writing articles. I was obsessed with writing letters to famous people and organizations that inspired … Continue reading What happened to that Mars One seven-year-old?

Hawai‘i: Destination of Choice for Japan (and for 12-year-olds)

I was so excited about this culture project I needed to do for my Japanese class in school which aimed to explain why Japanese tourism is so prevalent in Hawai‘i. … Continue reading Hawai‘i: Destination of Choice for Japan (and for 12-year-olds)

In Depth with Award-winning Author Shannon Greenland

Shannon Greenland is not only my online math teacher.  She is also an award-winning published author of many young adult novels and thrillers.  This week, I had the opportunity to … Continue reading In Depth with Award-winning Author Shannon Greenland

EPCOT Japan: A Taste of Something Extraordinary

I’m in my second year of studying Japanese. I bug my parents to take me to Japan, but a $2000 round trip plane ticket is a hard sell. Lucky for … Continue reading EPCOT Japan: A Taste of Something Extraordinary