Very superstitious… do you avoid cracks? What superstitions do you believe?
Yesterday I told you about the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Culinary Literacy Program. Literacy in any form is a passion. I fondly remember the hours I spent roaming the stacks of libraries, discovering Alice Hoffman, J California Cooper, and other authors. Perhaps you too know the feeling of losing yourself in a good book, claiming […]
Disclosure: I work with Verizon FiOS. This post is inspired by the company. All views and opinions expressed below are my own. I learned about Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) last year during ESL class when we discussed Halloween. Most of the parents with school-age children showed me the costumes their kids picked […]
Disclosure: This post was inspired by the novel The Little Paris Bookshop: A Novel by Nina George, where Monsieur Perdu–a literary apothecary–finally searches for the woman who left him many years ago.. Join From Left to Write on October 8th as we discuss The Little Paris Bookshop. As a member, I received a copy of […]
When I was in New York City for BlogHer 15, I took a free afternoon to explore, determined to visit the 9/11 Memorial. The experience was one that caused mixed emotions. Walking into the memorial grounds, the throngs of people chattered about their expectations. I was in my head, wondering how a country that treats […]
Lessons From ESL One of the highlights in class is when I introduce the class to slang language. I’ve broken down my son’s favorite, “drawlin’”; explained how one can be “sonned” and explained how “doing the most” is actually a negative expression. We were discussing sayings, and I told them how my son always feel […]
Lessons From ESL My ESL class continues to grow! today 14 students tackled a tongue-twister of a poem to practice pronunciation. How far can you get through the poem without a mistake? I take it you already know Of tough and bough and cough and dough? Others may stumble, but not you On hiccough, thorough, […]