5 May 2014

100 Happy Days: Day 15

Today was the first day of the summer semester.

I really could have used just a teensy bit more vacation time. Like another week… or twenty.

And I really can’t get on board with calling what is currently happening “summer.” I mean, it’s May in Michigan, and it seriously just stopped snowing last week.


10 Mar 2013

8 Questions You Keep Asking Me About Teaching ESL Overseas

Ever since I started my advice column thingie a few weeks ago, I’ve been getting lots of questions about teaching English overseas.

Because, apparently, you spend ten years of your life doing something and you get a degree in the stuff and people actually expect you to know what you’re doing.


People and […]

9 Sep 2012

5 Things I Don’t Miss About China (Even though I don’t remember not liking them when I lived there)

After writing that post a few weeks ago about all the stuff I miss about living in China, I thought it would only be fair to write a post about the stuff I don’t miss.

You know, because I’m all about balance. Except, of course, when it comes to dessert.

Much like the stuff […]

16 Feb 2012

Stuff I Really Kind of Like About My Life in China: First Day of Class

This week was the first week of classes for the spring semester at the university where I teach.

As a teacher, I can’t think of anything better than the first day of class, really.

Well, besides, the last day of class.

And, you know, all those days I don’t have class.

But the first […]

5 Nov 2011

8 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Becoming an ESL Teacher Overseas

I’m going to do something I don’t do very much on this here blog.

I’m going to write about a subject I am actually qualified to write about.

Just don’t get too used to it, okay?

After all, I’d hate to ruin my reputation as a totally unreliable source of information on the Internet.