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How To Learn A New Language When You’re Stuck at Home

Let’s face it. You’re not going anywhere. Not for at least, the next few months. But this does not mean that you can’t take this…

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Why You’re Not Fluent in a Foreign Language Yet

I speak several languages to varying degrees of fluency. I say it this way because I want to be clear that even though I speak…

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What Will Grow You Up Real Fast, He Said

“What will grow you up real fast,” he said, “is doing Little League for twenty-some years.” I waited for the punchline, but Norm kept on…

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How much should I freak out

How much should I panic and where should I freak out should I go online on Twitter or Facebook, post photos of shelves cleared out…

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What I remember about Jay

Our classes always start with a video clip.  An MQ-1 Reaper hovers over an area, and surveils a group of military aged males (MAMs).  We…

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What I learned about COVID-19 from watching zombie movies

I’ve never lived through anything like this before. I don’t know if many of us had. How are we supposed to prepare for this “global…

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Book Review: How to Write an Autobiographical Novel

After I had finished reading Alexander Chee’s How to Write an Autobiographical Novel, it kind of felt like I’d woken up from a vivid dream,…

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Book Review: Will Mackin’s Bring Out the Dog

Will Mackin has probably read a lot of Tim O’Brien (National Book Award-winning author of The Things They Carried). His debut story collection, Bring Out…

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Think Outside The Box: Make Your Pasta from Scratch

Fresh, hand-rolled pasta is made with four ingredients, which is, by the way, the same number of ingredients used to make instant ramen (water, noodles,…

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An Artist Date with Tintoretto

There’s something called a weekly artist’s date. It’s not some I came up with. I got it from a book called The Artist’s Way by…

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