I walked down a small mountain with a student last month. It was a school outing, and he wasn't able to stay for the whole hike because he taught a martial arts class to little kids in the afternoon. The mountain we were walking down was just big enough (bigger than a hill, smaller than... Continue Reading →


I woke up one day last week with a distinct feeling that I didn't want to die. My sister would say that there's no use thinking about it because it's going to happen whether you like it or not. However, while this is pragmatic, there are still a few hundred philosophers, a few thousand religions,... Continue Reading →

The Taming of the Shrew

There are often students who wake me up at night. Sometimes it's because I'm worried about them, but sometimes it's because they're annoying. Back in the past, I had one student who I would truly classify as evil; he liked making other students cry, like, that made him happy. He kept me up at night,... Continue Reading →

Testing Days

Foro is no help with languages. His strength is his silence. However, languages are my thing. I just finished two days of testing kids in English, and now it's my turn in German. I signed up for a Goethe Institute exam which takes place today. Foro declines...... It's funny how some of my students approach... Continue Reading →

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