A Danny with 1000 Books He Loves


You want to know what book I love? Me too. I’m looking at my bookshelf and I’m trying to decide which one I really love the most. My eyes keep jumping from dust jacket to dusk jacket and I I keep thinking with every new cover, this is the book I love. But I love so […]

September 8, 2013

Highlights of Teaching

Peace Corps

For the last two weeks of summer, I was asked to work with some of the students one-on-one to prepare them for the National English Olympiad. It’s been fun, and I’ve talked about my approach to teaching already. Today, I want to share the first week results of my method. While most of the time […]

August 24, 2012

Spending Money

Peace Corps

I sat down in the teacher’s room today during my break to get some reading done, but I was interrupted almost immediately by my school’s director, Yulia. She beckoned for me to follow her to her office (which was weird because she has excellent English). She wanted to show me this: That’s right, the books […]

March 13, 2012

The Death of the Starks

Blog, Books

Sometimes I wonder if George R.R. Martin is the only person who’s rooting against the Starks. Last night I finally finished A Dance with Dragons, the fifth and most current book in The Song of Ice and Fire series. For those of you unaware, these are massive books. Each one weighs in around 1,000 pages. But […]

February 29, 2012

Summer commencement

Peace Corps

School ended last Friday. Here’s some updates on my life. Next week I will be visiting a friend for the week and helping her with her summer camp at her school. I’ve been telling students and teachers about this for a while. Today I received a text message from a teacher at school telling me […]

June 2, 2011

Right makes might


The Once and Future King by T.H. White This book is a classic, telling a story that most have known all of their lives. The book is broken up into four smaller books, each representing a different stage in the story of King Arthur and Lancelot. The first of the four books is The Sword in […]

July 8, 2008

Mr. Hurd, say no more


Finished another book, thought I would review it quickly in order to sway you. A SpineHolder’s Manual by Neil Hurd It is an interesting story as to how I came about this book. It was an early night at work this past semester and I was walking home in the rain. As I walked up […]

June 11, 2008



I believe I forgot to add post this weekend in the middle of the night. I was busy. I am sorry. It was an enjoyable weekend, so it makes up for the fact, right? I am glad the weather is back to being habitable. I am not a cold weather person. I will take hot […]

April 23, 2008