Archive for July, 2013

Wheat Harvest

This American Life: I Drive a John Deere

I grew up eight miles outside a town so small it’s often left out on maps. Most people from Condon, when asked where we’re from, will beat around the bush […]

Teach English in Thailand

Introducing Teach English: ESL – TEFL Certification & Job Placement

I’m so excited to finally reveal the new site I’ve been working hard on for several weeks now: TeachEnglishESL.com. I’m the proud owner of a new website baby, where my […]

Rat Temple India

Worshipping Rats at the Rat Temple in India

Karni Mata Temple, India: The faint squeal of thousands of rats can be heard as we approach the ornately detailed temple. When we step inside, they scurry around the black-and-white […]

Painted Hills Oregon

Dear Life. Thank you.

Have you ever taken five minutes to just look around and feel grateful? Have you really soaked it all in, taken a good look at your surroundings and then let […]

Chinese Halloween teaching ESL in China

5 Things I Miss Most About Teaching English Abroad

After a year of teaching English abroad in both Thailand and China, I find myself thinking of certain people, specific moments or special students at random times throughout the day. […]

Jaisalmer Fort India Sadhus

Scams in Jaisalmer India

Jaisalmer rises from the Thar Desert in such a fashion one might think the sand just morphed into a city, complete with havelis, temples and one of the world’s largest […]

Tourism Authority of Thailand Contest: Meant to Move to Isaan

Happy Tuesday! I have a big favor to ask of you. Below is an excerpt from my entry into a contest run by the Tourism Authority of Thailand. The challenge […]

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