It is the middle of November. Nature: “Baby, it’s old outside.” The school building has problems with the heat. They should send everyone home, instead of everyone sitting in their coats. I have heard a lot of conversations about how American Culture has changed from romantic pressure being normal to romantic pressure being… Read More Happy November
Gave blood today. I saved someone’s life today. Why? I live in a 1st world country, but childbirth is still dangerous. Maternal hemorrhage almost killed me. Some stranger saved my life by donating blood in advance. Now I try to donate blood 3 times a year.
One parent of the happy couple said, “I don’t know how to be a mother in law!” 2 tips toward happily married children: From my own mom: The home the children grew up in is their own home. They are welcome to drop in whenever they want. The children’s home is their own, and their… Read More What a Wedding
… Because There Can be Only One, right? There can only ever be ONE RIGHT ANSWER. Argh. Variations on There Can be Only One I tried hard to be able to come to New York. Immigrating was not easy. I had to work hard to immigrate. It took a lot of effort to immigrate. Only… Read More The One True Way of Rephrasing
Working with a Student contrasting lucky and unlucky people… It seems that many cultures have variations on Tolstoy’s old phrase about happy families.
Tutors anticipate and dread the first day of school almost as much as students… Here, have some Harry Potter. Don’t sneer! It’s historical! We know that Dumbledore was a World War II hero, right? So Hogwarts was already old by then. So Hogwarts had a lot of well-established traditions. Some school traditions are great.… Read More Welcome Back to School…
I’ve created a new page to keep track of my international students. Sure, most of my students are local – but a whole lot come from overseas. And “overseas” is a big, big place. Student map: half updated. USA seems seriously under-represented…. because most of my US-born students are from my home state.