The image today reminds me of the inscription “roots and wings” carved into a bracelet given to me by my parents before I left for a backpacking trip to Europe in my early twenties. The metaphor, “roots and wings” I have learned since, is quite popular. I had always cherished it as the wise wordsContinue reading “Savvy”
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From Latin “inspirare”, meaning, to breathe into. A beautifully elegant verb that comes to us ready to glide off the tongue with ease. It contains that onomatopoeic sigh in its “s” which demonstrates the very breath! And then, a satisfying pop of the “p” that launches us to dive into and languish in its finalContinue reading “Inspire”
Thursday is derived from Old English Thu(n)resdæg meaning “day of thunder” after Thor, the Germanic god of thunder. I love that about English; the words we use derive from everywhere and “everywhen”! Finding connections and meaning through the everyday use of words can be a rewarding intellectual and cultural experience. So, on this Thursday, I hopeContinue reading “Thor’s Day”
Launching my site!
Hi everyone. I’m excited to start my own website! My passion is teaching English. I am a professionally recognized teacher (Excellence in Teaching Award, 2017), I have conducted workshops and presented at TESOL/TESL conferences, I have attended TESOL seminars in the US and Canada, and wrote my M.Ed. thesis on Teaching English through Drama atContinue reading “Launching my site!”