I’ve been somewhat at a loss to know where to go from here. I want to be careful not to sound too much like a broken record, reliving the same experiences over and over again in my writing. I feel like I have a lot I want to get out, yet the ups and downs … More Reflections of a Breakup, Pt. IV – In a Daze
Can you tell if someone is gay by the way they speak? Are there any types of physical, or linguistic, characteristics about certain people’s speech that would make one think that person is gay? Or is it the words they use? What they say? Is it their body language? I asked these questions of ten … More Gayspeak: Is There a Gay Language?
Ever since I was a young boy, I’ve always dreamed of traveling around the world. Far away places like Europe, Australia, the Far East, Egypt, India, and even the American west, especially California, have always intrigued me. I come from a lower middle class socio-economic background, so I never really had the opportunity to travel … More A Moment of Change
English language learners are becoming more and more populous in today’s classrooms. I work in a school district where only five years ago there were only two ESL students. Today there are over forty. In the past five years, many of the mainstream teachers were faced with new challenges that they had never had to … More Teaching English as a second language
Tonight, I’m a little tired, mentally and physically. After having experienced the euphoria of some much needed attention the past couple of weeks, I guess I’m experiencing a little bit of a letdown. It’s funny how your moods change with time. It seems a week ago I was full of hope and excitement, and today … More Reflections of a Breakup, Pt. III: Moving On
I hate the word diet! Going on a diet brings to mind images of people suffering through the unpleasant experiences of portion-rationing, skipping favorite foods, and consuming eccentric foods that they wouldn’t normally eat. Any person who entertains the idea of dieting would fare better by taking a good look at how they arrived at … More Personal Diet Secrets
The state of our union is at once both regretful and promising. What once seemed like the highest of highs in the nineties crashed and burned early this century. The past seven-plus years have greatly diminished our relationship with the world and each other. But with the record length of a presidential campaign coming towards … More State of the American Union