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Commence Head-Spinning

Ahhh, the pleasures of a job search: seated comfortably, sipping a margarita with an amused smirk (me, that is – margaritas rarely smirk) as I watch the cream of the worldwide ESL industry swing at each other with lengths of rusted rebar for a coveted spot of carpet upon which to kneel before me and beg for my attention. 673 more words


“I’m both happy and sad at the same time, and I’m still trying to figure out how that could be.” (Part 2).


Then, I gave my students the Coles Notes version of all of the worst things that have ever happened to me. Things that I usually don’t share with someone until I feel that he or she is truly my friend and really needs to understand what made me who I am today. 1,330 more words

“I'm both happy and sad at the same time, and I'm still trying to figure out how that could be.” (Part 1)

The quote in the title is from the very beginning of the young adult novel “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”, which I am currently rereading for the third time. 684 more words

Video in ELT: Moving from Passive to Active Part 4 – Annotating (Social Asynchronous Webinar)

Welcome to part 4 of the Social Asynchronous Webinar (SAW) “Video in ELT: Moving from Passive to Active”. You can find all of the posts on this webinar here… 69 more words


Image courtesy of Brian Smithson

Normally I have a short little story to start off my post, but I am afraid I am at a loss for words on this one. 979 more words

golden calf

something, such as wealth, that is pursued as if it were the object of worship; something that is greatly honored or revered
—Too many people chase after the golden calf of riches, only to find that it doesn’t make them truly happy. 459 more words


holy of holies

a sacred place that inspires awe
—While many people have seen the kitchen at the restaurant, only I was invited to visit the holy of holies, the special area where the chef creates his secret recipes. 354 more words