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I’m sitting here staring at my screen, a blank screen, hoping that inspiration will come. It isn’t that I don’t have anything to say, I have lots of things floating around in my head, it is that I am literally at a loss for words. 899 more words

Paper #1 (ENG 810) – History of Second-Language Writing within Composition Studies

Second language writing in its common usage has two distinct functions. On the one hand, it is a catchall term that encompasses writing in any language other than the writer’s “native” language (a problematic term in itself, I realize).

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Appendix: Biblical Names

While hundreds of names are appear in the Bible, not all of them have been poplar among modern speakers of English. For some names, it is because of negative feelings about the biblical people who had those names, and for others, it is because they sound too old-fashioned or strange. 1,056 more words


Classes Have Begun!

We’ve officially completed our first two days of classes!

Leading up to this point we’ve done research on courses, tesol/tesl programs, and Japan in general but nothing official…until now! 387 more words



it is true; so be it —To all those who claim that dogs are better than cats, I say, Amen! The Hebrew word amen comes at the end of prayers in the Bible, and also at the end of some books, such as Revelation. 506 more words


heaven; hell


an extremely wonderful place, thing, or situation


an extremely terrible place, thing, or situation

—For me, chocolate cake with chocolate ice cream, covered with chocolate syrup, is heaven in a bowl. 363 more words