Category Archives: culture

A Student with the Right Idea

Today’s Perfect Moment is a simple one. The only thing unusual about it is that it isn’t about me, but that it stirred some memories in me. During one of the breaks between classes, one of my students “went out … Continue reading

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Powering the Swiss Army

I should look upon my job as putting me in a fortunate position. Despite a love of travel and exploration, I am given the opportunity to find insights into cultures without leaving home and experiencing them.  The students themselves bring … Continue reading

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The Full Brunt of Karma, In This lifetime or the Next

I remember not being overly kind (read childishly cruel) to the substitute teachers in my life. Childishly cruel is probably better described as bratty or disdainful or angsty or some other word that explains the eye rolling and defiant attitude … Continue reading

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Cagney Double Bill

Having arrived home late last night, I was too tired to post yesterday’s Perfect Moment. That isn’t really a bad thing because it gave me a little time to reflect on it.  As many bloggers will attest, reflection pre and … Continue reading

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Learning While Teaching

  My students come from places all across the globe.  They come from big cities and small towns.  They come from warm climates, humid climates, dry climates and climates that are not too dissimilar to my own.  They come to … Continue reading

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