Just an American in England on the 4th of July

4th of July, 2019. It’s strange to be here in lovely London. Today will not include fireworks or sparklers or hotdogs or star-shaped, red Jell-O jigglers or parades or flags waving or freedom from school. It will include watermelon and corn on the cob corn salad and celebrating with American friends. It’s just past eight…

From My Point of View

[*Today’s blog and photos by Maylie Allord, age 14] Change isn’t a new thing for me. In elementary(primary) school, my two best friends moved away. While I lived in the States, I switched schools seven times which was really hard, but good things did come from it in the end. In fifth grade, I was…

A Pilgrim in Progress

Since the world outside of the U.S. doesn’t celebrate Thanksgiving, here in London this past Thursday was, in many ways just another ordinary day. Except that it wasn’t. It was Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday. So Doug and I traveled into the city on a jammed packed rush hour train to attend “Thanksgiving Day Service for…