Monthly Archives: May 2010

Foodie Cred

Tonight I made a recipe from Simply in Season called “Garlic Potato Salad” (p. 49).  I’m renaming it “Spicy Spring Potato Salad” because in addition to garlic scapes, which are in the recipe, I added arugula.  I think I earned … Continue reading

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Hard Work

This spring I have been grateful for the hard work of others – particularly for my mother-in-law Tina and also for myself, in the past. Case in point: See this? That’s a bed of really ugly, weedy grass that used … Continue reading

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A big job to live up to

The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically… intelligence plus character – that is the goal of education. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Dear Rachel (please reply)

Every year for the past four years, I’ve done a letter writing unit with my high beginner class.  It’s one of my favorite units.  They’ve asked Dad for stuff and even written thank you notes to me (not required of … Continue reading

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Another reason why I love Nik

When I got home from work this afternoon, dinner was already going.  And while I was decompressing a little bit from work, checking e-mail, etc., he had dinner simmering and then starting doing the dishes!  Then, he called me to … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday Chris! We love you!

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Just read this post today about the goal of parenting as Christians, which, in the thoughts of this person is NOT that we end up with kids who love God and serve him.  Read here to see the whole post … Continue reading

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How I told my low beginners

This year, I have a weird schedule where my 3rd period class goes to lunch and then comes back with 5 minutes left in class.  I usually wrap up what we’re doing before lunch because it’s worthless to try to … Continue reading

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Hello our new blog! Go meet us over at Salmon and Souvlaki, where Nik and I (well, mostly me but Nik occasionally) will be blogging from here on out. Goodbye Xanga!  You’ve been good to me for 4 1/2 years … Continue reading

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Not the most tactful, shall we say?

Being an ESOL teacher, I’ve developed a thick skin when it comes to comments from my students.  One of the hardest things about learning a language is learning appropriateness (i.e. what is polite to say and what isn’t).  This has … Continue reading

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