Current Events

I won’t write about the election. I know this is the space to do so, but I don’t think my voice is going to tip any scale out there. There has been too much about it. Too much noise, too many opinions, too much grief, too much glee. And the instant backlash in too many […]

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How do you prefer to be groped…?

It’s the wrong verb. That’s what is scratching at the back of my brain throughout this alcohol lubricated conversation. It’s a housewarming party in the suburbs around Brussels, at a gorgeous house of an acquaintance in the small town of Lustin. Seriously – movie quality home. And we’ve all been drinking a little bit, the […]

Spectacle

Lily sent me too much fruit. Again. She’s ordered two of my students to come and make me lunch, which they do obediently. Part of me does not care for this – they’re my students, not my servants. And shouldn’t they be in class? It’s so hard to tell here. Some students “finish” their tests […]

So tell me…

I gave a big demo class today. We’re trying to sell our courses, and in order to do so we need audiences to come and sample. This was my first big class for Business Communication. I thought I did pretty well. I had them laughing when I wanted, and answering questions with minimal prompts. Then […]

Just a Hint of Blood Rage…

(I swear in this post – be advised) In an effort to not turn into a total pudge-pot while here , I have been walking around the track at the school. My school has a really nice quarter-mile track, so walking 5K every other day, or making a laughable attempt at running it, is an […]