Thursday, June 17, 2010

Ed Viesturs on Mistakes

A mistake is a mistake even if you get away with it. ~ Ed Viesturs

Monday, June 14, 2010

Hax with More Wisdom...

Not everything people do is a personal reflection on you. ~ Carolyn Hax

From Grand Gulch Primitive Area Utah

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Career Choices

One of the things I like best about teaching in Korea are the bright, motivated students. A student who wants to learn (even if they do so for all the wrong reasons) is far better than the alternative.

But despite the overwhelming precociousness of my kids, they are still human, and they are definitely still middle schoolers and products of their times.

This morning I taught a lesson in my extra-curricular ESL conversation class. The talking point of the day was:"When you grow up..." "Want to do.../want to..." and a few related sentences and questions were the target phrases.

I think most were getting it, so before I introduce the next activity for practice, I ask one kid the question, :Do you want to be a doctor or a teacher?"

"No, I don't. I want to be a fund manager."

I couldn't help but laugh.


‎"If honesty were actually the best policy, people would use it more often." ~ Amy Alkon

From Grand Gulch Primitive Area Utah

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Seeking Love

"Your task is not to seek for love, but to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it" ~ Jalal ad-Din Muhammed Rumi

From South Korea Highlights 2010