Poem: Where Will You Go?

Where will you go? I don’t know How will you get there? I don’t really care Who will you see? That’s not up to me What will you

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Poem: Flying through the night …a Haiku

Pedaling my bike Sailing through pools of street light Flying through the night — About the poem: What freedom! Do you know when I lived in Saudi Arabia,

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Poem: Lanterns Sway …a Haiku

  Pink, yellow and blue Lanterns sway, ajummas pray, Make my dreams come true! — * ajumma = elderly lady in Korea — About the poem: Touring a

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The right to exercise

As I finished class on Friday here in Korea, I asked my fifth-grade student what she would be doing this weekend. She answered, “Studying!” “Oh,” I said, “well,

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Love Your Students

Change your lesson plan. Renumber your objectives for the day and make number one: Love your students. I’ve taught English to students in the US, Korea and Saudi

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Home of the Free

Walking around on the streets of Denver, I’m in awe of our freedoms. I just got back from two months in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Wow, look at that

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Going for a Swim

Here in Riyadh, many compounds (expat residence communities) have swimming pools. But if you don’t have a friend on a compound, can you go swimming? Yes, you can!,

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Extra Money: Saudi Budget Surplus

While the US posted its third consecutive highest annual deficit ($1.3 trillion), the Saudi government is faced with the problem of what to do with its latest surplus.

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Big Family Vehicles

This is a place where big cars are popular: – the average family size is six (down from higher numbers in recent years, and still lower in Riyadh

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Class-y Dressers

Class-y Dressers Sure, it’s the case that in any place, that the clothes one wears hints at your station in society. And it’s definitely the case here. For

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