Meta

Observation about time/place/person. Hastily reached conclusion. Description of feelings towards Large Conceptual Simulation. Description of my surroundings, with detail to show that I was actually here in Paris/Reichenau/Boulder/Goa/Hanoi. Random thoughts about sunsets or Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. Use. Periods. To. Emphasise. The. Concepts. Largely superfluous swear. Thing that bothers me about Large Conceptual Simplification. People…

Hunger Twilight, Mr. Hyde, and Don Quixote

There’s a strange feeling when I read a beautiful longform piece by an adjunct professor of writing and rhetoric at my alma mater, knowing I make more money than her and yet have to live thousands of miles away from my family and the land of my birth. My life is a choice–an attempt to…

Why I don’t write much anymore

I used to write a lot here. I wrote most days, even when I worked full-time or was a full-time student and bartender. I found the moments to carve out and sit own in front of my computer, ready to share what was on my mind and make this “self-portrait in the form of the…

Two Weeks

“Bullies never prosper,” I say aloud in class. “Unless, that is, you want to be President.” It’s two weeks since the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States of America. It’s high time I said something about it. I am running on approximately 600mg caffeine, 2 hours of sleep, nine…

TEFL For Newbs: Teaching Writing

Basic, Important, But Tricky Topics in TEFL Grammar and Usage (2016 Edition) by Coleen Monroe-Knight, M.A. Linguistics (UCL) <–That is the very first time I’ve used my master’s letters! Wheeeee! In this series for new TEFL teachers abroad who have no previous experience with prescriptive grammar and usage other than that time in Language Arts…