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Toraja: Where Life Revolves around Death

Chapter 4, Part 27

In the highlands of Sulawesi, far from the coastal communities of the Bugis and Makassarese peoples, live an agricultural society who still hold onto their ancient traditions. 1,391 more words


Fresh Fish, a free bus ride, and plenty of walking!

There are quite a few thing that I really enjoy about living in this part of the world.  Sure, there are a number of things that I miss from back in Kansas, but there are also quite a few things that we’re enjoying in this region of England that Kansas just can’t readily offer. 614 more words



Sometimes we are blessed with being able to choose the time, and the arena and the manner of our revolution, but more usually we must do battle where we are standing. 173 more words


Teaching Skills of Cultural Competency in the World Language Classroom

Skills in cultural competence are in high demand as we all become more interconnected around the globe.  These skills, which are essentially behaviors and attitudes that enable us to work effectively cross-culturally, are a central part of my classroom teaching.  508 more words

Teaching Methodology And Research

The Art of Rebuilding a City

The community of Christchurch was brought to its knees when the earth convulsed with a 6.4 magnitude earthquake in 2011 eight days after Cupid’s holiday. The city center, with three-quarters of its structures dismantled, was shut down. 415 more words


Why we MUST Choose!

We who believe in freedom cannot rest. We who believe in freedom cannot rest until it comes…

-Ella’s Song, Composed by Dr. Berniece Johnson Reagan… 673 more words


The Social Aspects of Traveling - 3 Reasons Why Every American Should Visit Europe at Least Once

In 2015, I went on an epic 2-week, 5 country trip to Europe, stopping in Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, London, and various parts of Iceland. In fact, I’m still processing this trip, in the sense that I’ve taken in so many different experiences that my brain is still compartmentalizing them and extracting what it is that I have learned from each and every single one. 686 more words