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My Ten Top Moments of 2017

Life is about living. A small part of it is of course work, as we strive to enjoy the rest of it through the rewards it brings.  878 more words



I lower the black plastic rubbish bag onto the rail platform and hear the familiar clink of glass, thinking how the other passengers must wonder at the strange visage of a well-dressed middle aged man carrying a large bag full of bottles. 405 more words


Puerto Rico in Our Minds

As we sat playing some video poker at the Bugsy’s Bar, our favourite hangout at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, one late afternoon in November, we overheard something unreal and disturbing. 1,081 more words


Maeklong Railway Market, Thailand

The Maeklong Railway Market, nicknamed ตลาดร่มหุบ Talat Rom Hup (“umbrella pulldown market”) is one of the largest fresh seafood markets in Thailand. Whenever a train approaches, the awnings and shop fronts are moved back from the rails and replaced once the train has passed.


“I’ll be frank with you”

I currently have one very low level student (who would be better off in the morning class, but keeps coming to mine), who is working from the beginner textbook. 428 more words

How Cities Can Use Retirement Benefits To Recruit Talent

This is a co-authored post by Anita Yadavalli, program director for city fiscal policy in NLC’s Center for City Solutions, and Jean-Pierre Aubry, associate director of state and local research at the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College. 636 more words


One of My Favorite Cities: Paris, France🇫🇷

Hello everyone, today I want to talk about Paris. Paris has always been a special place for me and is a special place for many. As soon you step foot in the city I guarantee you will find something you love about it. 277 more words