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I managed to find my third source of employment three days before Trump became president. Why? I knew that if I hadn’t, my family may have starved. I started my new job on January 17. I just made it into the New Year - finally I could exhale. I check the news frequently to see what has Trump has done for me lately - other than upset my people. I think to myself, “Does he know?

Good Afternoon Everyone:

1) Why this post is likely my last one here at ESL101, unless I refocus my time and attention on issues related to ESL.

This blog has been maintained by me since Summer 2013. We are now getting closer to Summer 2017. Wow.

Good Afternoon All:

This update is from my bed as I've been struck by some type of cold/flu. Fortunately, laptops mean it's easier to be productive even while we're mostly horizontal. There are a number of cool and uncool items both I can share in this post, so let's get to it!

Hi Folks:

I thought to try an entirely different approach from my last post, which had focused on "Constructive Anger", by this time focusing on "Constructive Sadness".

So what's up? How can "sadness" be "constructive"? With "anger" I think a potential path to construction is rather easy to image:

Good Afternoon All:

With a title like this one, you could expect a lot of anger in this post. So let's start off with a chuckle instead: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1Y6PchDYfw

I could tell you a million things about me, my family, and my life. You might understand. You might not. Either way, I will keep my head to the sky and wonder, ‘What's out there for me? What's important in this world? What is my higher power - my purpose?’ I would like to welcome you to my autobiography; a simplified version. I won’t keep you long.

Hi All:

Trump is here in my native city, but he will not be here for long. Such is what I think of his time in Philadelphia, and what I believe should be the case for his presidency too.

I have not yet called him "President". I likely won't and/or can't do it.
I tell myself that "Embarrassment" is in front of his last name instead.

Hi Everybody:

Welcome to my first post of the year! "Welcome" to 2017... right?

Hello Everyone:

I am pleased to write my last entry for 2016. This time in two weeks I'll be in Sweden, ready to experience whatever I find there and to celebrate NYE2017. I feel like this year is ending well for me:

It’s always a mistake when I get cocky and write in pen in my lesson plan book. Although it’s gotten a little easier over the years, pacing a lesson is one of the most challenging things for teachers. You have unexpected delays, events, differing abilities among students and difficulty in the material taught.

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