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An Award, Some Answers, Some Questions: You Know What I Am Writing About

I was nominated for a Liebster Award.by BionicOldGuy, who is doing a great job of “Aging Gracefully by Staying Active”. I appreciate his blog because it manages to both educate and entertain me. It also gives me a bit of … Continue reading

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From My Students

As an ESL teacher, I am generally good at building rapport with my classes and with individual students. This is especially true when I teach an exam preparation course because the same students are with me for a longer time. … Continue reading

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Getting Sick

Thank you everyone for reading about my adventures in Costa Rica.  Your comments and encouragement were especially rewarding.  I was really on the fence about the trip before going–despite already paying for the thing.  Maybe it was nerves, or maybe … Continue reading

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Overcoming Procrastination

I don’t have a job jar. I probably should have a job jar.  Does that actually work? I have read books on procrastination (after procrastinating starting them) and I have never found a sure fire method of beating procrastination. A … Continue reading

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July 8, 2014: Freedom from Lifestyle Sainthood

I hate being told what to do.  I realize that people have lots of good ideas, and sometimes they have the best of intentions, but that doesn’t mean they can force their ideas on me.  I know that sounds stubborn–actually, … Continue reading

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