Monthly Archives: March 2006

Good Old Fashioned…Rot-gut???

Upon the recommendation of a friend, I tried an old fashioned British soft drink known as Vimto. My friend had heard about this beverage from a Sudanese woman with whom he works. She said it was a classic beverage in … Continue reading

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Inquiring Minds

Two nights ago, I attended the 7th Annual Inquiry Fair at Cale Elementary School. As one might expect, there was a wide range of topics, there were varying degrees of parental support, and some very clever projects. My nephew, a … Continue reading

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Sleepless in Sumatera

Last Wednesday, I ran into an old buddy from the State Department at the 40th Annual TESOL Convention in Tampa. I had seen Damon’s name on an e-mail list and was prompted to dash off an note in the hopes … Continue reading

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Are you familiar with James Burke’s wonderful series, “Connections,” shown on PBS and The Learning Channel? I was pleasantly reminded of the show after a mild “Burke-ian Moment.” No, I didn’t happen to connect the dots between Napolean and the … Continue reading

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Welcome…Selamat Datang…Assalamu’alaikum…Peace!

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