The past few weeks have been extremely bittersweet for me. The short version is this: I got a job! In the US! But I have to leave Georgia! And my friends and kittens! The slightly longer vision is this: After a long and tiresome four months of searching, I finally found a job with a … Continue reading Funemployed: The End
I'm sitting here in the living room, chilling with my landlady, and waiting for Mister Master. Nino has brought me a brand-new chandelier that is barely peaking out from the sheet she wrapped it in. Looks nice and crystalline! Here in Georgia there are loads of handyman services. My good friend Renata tells me that … Continue reading Mister Master Cometh!
The fleet-footed and hawkeyed among you may have noticed that I've been unfaithfully writing elsewhere! Sure enough, my job as TLG's Social Media Coordinator takes up a lot of my time but gives me a lot of opportunity to continue writing in another format. The Official Blog is one of my main responsibilities and I … Continue reading Don’t Quit Your Day Job
Once again I’ve written for the Official TLG Blog! Check out my thoughts on Recess!
Probably not many people have heard of Amos Bronson Alcott, though many will likely recognize his daughter Louisa May Alcott, the author of Little Women. I for one, had never heard of him until I began giving some thought to a passage in a recent post. Alcott was an educator and a philosopher in the early 1800s in Boston, Massachusetts. Though radical at the time, the concepts that Alcott developed are in line with the current Western education standards the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia strives to achieve. Teaching by encouragement, art education, experiential learning, and tolerance in schools are clearly on the agenda for MES and have already begun to take hold in schools throughout Georgia thanks to TLG and the other educational reforms being enacted. One of Alcott’s important concepts that has gotten precious little attention thus far is the idea of physical education/recess. …
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Pipe Dreams I’m sitting in an apartment in a new city, further from home than I think I’ve ever been before. The New Year has just passed, and then a second time…and in a few days I’ll celebrate it once more. There are big and positive changes going on at work, I’ve just put … Continue reading Pipe Dreams
I've done quite a bit of writing here. This is my 116th post, as many of my more astute readers my have picked up from the title. Unfortunately, I have no direction nor idea for this post--just some inspiration. Basically, two things are going on here. I want to brag about my siblings a little, … Continue reading Blog Post #116