R.A.T. Your Rodent Around-the-World Traveler (a.k.a. Raz)

Hi, My name is R.A.T., which stands for Rodent Around-the-World Traveler (I like to think it stands for Rodent Adventure Traveler), but everyone here calls me Raz for short. I would love to share my adventures with you. I left my rat family in early January to seek adventure. Everyone said "head west young rat," so that is what I did. I headed west to San Diego, California where I ran out of land and had to hop on a ship to continue my journey. It turns out that the ship I found was going west around the world--a dream come true! The MV Explorer is home to the famous Semester at Sea study abroad program. My shipmates include 629 college students and about 150 faculty, staff, lifelong learners, and family members. Things are really busy here on the ship and even busier when we are in port. Come follow me vicariously as I take this incredible journey. Yours, R.A.T.

P.S. I had such a great time on the voyage that the adventure continues!!!!

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Ben's Bells

Hi! I was able to help out decorating some of these neat flower tokens last week. They are glazed, fired, and then attached to the cards. They are designed for people to give to other people who are caught doing a kind act for someone. It's a nice way to let them know that what they did is appreciated. They can then pass it on to someone they witness doing something kind. It everyone practiced such kindness, the world would be a kinder place and these tokens would travel from person to person all over the world! (Here is a link to more information about Ben's Bells: https://bensbells.org/)