Monthly Archives: March 2011

D is for Deep South, Y’all

It was bound to happen sooner or later. Last week my new co-workers (mostly Canadians), having gotten past the initial getting-to-know-you pleasantries, all started asking variations of the same question: “So, J…where did you say you were from again?” My … Continue reading

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My Letter C Power Point: The Missing Slide

In my quest to help my students develop their reading/spelling/vocabulary skills, I’ve been making Power Point presentations featuring words that begin with each letter of the alphabet. Last week, for example, we learned about the letter B – as in “boy,” “bears,” “brother,” etc. (Even … Continue reading

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The Science of St.Patrick’s Day

I have a fun little story to share with you today, dear readers — a little something to marvel over while sharing a pint with your mates at the pub (sorry for all the contrived Irish, it’s been a long … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading These Days: Part 1

(1) Ulysses by James Joyce. — Yes, yes, I know. I’ve become a cliche’: the English graduate reading and re-reading Ulysses so I can sit around and talk about it with all my fellow literary snobs. [Most of you probably know that I even … Continue reading

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Introduction & FAQ

Anyong-haseyo, dear readers, and welcome to A Day With J (South Korean Edition). Just so you know: my original title for this page was The Dark Night of the Seoul, but in the end I figured it was probably better to … Continue reading

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