Sunday, September 23, 2018

Conversations with Students

I recently became a member of my class' whatsapp group where I get some weird and funny stuff sometimes, about all sorts of things....

I Think my Job is Safe

I know I'm about the 3 millionth blogger to throw up some old photos like these, but hey... it's cold outside today.     Remember the candlelit...

The Korea Times (They are a-Changin’?)

The always informative and never ridiculous beacon of global journalistic excellence, the Korea Times, recently ran a piece entitled 'Gay hating lawmakers; slut-shaming 'Slutwalk''....

Driving Badly around the World

Each country has a unique driving culture, with its own unique, culturally specific means by which its people might go about getting themselves killed. The way people drive...

Helsinki-Tallinn. A European Ferry

I always thought of ferries as a rather mundane but necessary mode of transport to some. I mean, it's simply a necessity in some...

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