Beans & Rice for the Soul

teaching, learning and living around the world

About Me

I was born and raised in Virginia.Virginia Autumn

 I’ve taught/learned/lived in
Kinshasa & Goma, DR CongoTasok Teachers with Mama G at Charly's Fish Farm

Brooklyn, New York

Brussels, Belgium
Waffles. Delicious.

and now Boston, Massachusetts.

Happy Fall Y'all
I try to acknowledge my invisible knapsack of privileges and try even harder to use them responsibly. I absolutely love teaching because it’s impossibly complicated, full of hilarity and the ultimate act of solidarity.


5 comments on “About Me

  1. Patrick Ethington
    September 22, 2010

    Enjoy the blog and I have 107 7th graders that would love to hear more about you and the work that you are doing in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Would love to see if you are open to Skype and sharing some of the experiences you have had while living in the DRC. Keep up the good work and blog.

  2. sararich
    September 23, 2010

    I would LOVE to chat with your students sometime! Internet here is rather dicey, so it might work best if they sent me some of their questions and I can answer via email? (I know… way less cool than skype, but it’s better than nothing, right?)

  3. Patrick Ethington
    September 23, 2010


    You have just given us our home work assignment for the night … the kids are groaning as I type this now. If the children at your hospital have any questions for my students, please let me know.

    Thanks again,

    Patrick Ethington

  4. Patrick Ethington
    September 26, 2010

    Miss Rich,

    We came up with a good 25 questions to ask. I posted them on our class wiki page. Feel free to join our wiki page and edit your questions or just copy and past into an email … which ever is easier for you. Hope things are well in Goma.

    Thanks again,

    Patrick Ethington

    • sararich
      October 1, 2010

      Mr. Ethington and Class,

      Thank you so much for your questions- they are fantastic! I’m still working on my responses and hope to finish up this weekend.

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