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Manhattan

Since I was attacked on the Cote d’Azur and choked with my camera cord, I’ve “forgotten” to take my camera along on almost every trip. Does this mean I’m somehow punishing my camera and blaming it for my being attacked? What is that Latin word for blaming inanimate objects for your own stupidity? I forgot […]

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My Year in Stories — 2011 Reloaded

(Important! If the bottom of this post is cut off, try reloading the page. This usually works.) First, if you kept up with my stories in 2011, bless you. Really. I appreciate the encouragement. With 2011 behind us, it’s time to start looking back. Instead of running through my year’s stories chronologically, I’m going to […]

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A New Year, A New Story

We’ve made it another year, and we’re all prettier. My shoulder is feeling a bit better and I’m one wisdom tooth lighter (although the swelling is just now going down). I’d like to welcome each and every one of you to 2012. It’s going to be a beautiful, juicy year. For me 2012 has started […]

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English as a Foreign Language

(Important! If the bottom of this post is cut off by the homepage pictures, try reloading the page. This usually works.) Something you may not have known about me: I teach EFL. Yes, I do. And I’ve taught English as a Foreign Language for the last 16 years. How time flies when you’re drilling the […]

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Lost in Translation — >Language >Place Blog Carnival Edition 13

(Important! If the bottom of this post is cut off by the homepage pictures, try reloading the page. This usually works.) _____________________ The >Language >Place Blog Carnival is all about language and how humorous or just plain hard it is to understand when it’s foreign. For my post on the theme of “Lost in Translation” […]

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Thank you!

Today I feel as if I’ve had a nice pat on the back, exactly at that spot where my shoulder has been causing me so much trouble the last few months. This morning I woke up to the Official Final Results of the Preditors & Editors* Readers Poll “best ezine editor” category. We managed to […]

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