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Having a Baby in Japan.

Having a Baby in Japan.

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” – Pablo Picasso quotes from BrainyQuote.com

I am a father now.

Nearly three weeks ago my kid was born here in the Hyogo region of Japan. The following is what I will remember:

Japanese maternity wings are a hoot. The nurses worked so very hard to make sure that my wife was comfortable. Each person we met was…

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Waiting on a Friend

But I need someone I can cry to, I need someone to protect. -Mick Jagger

The waiting is the hardest part -Tom Petty

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The past week I am holed up at my in law’s home in Itami, Japan. I continue to await the birth of my first child. My in-laws are ready. I am ready. My wife is more than ready. I feel as if I am sitting on the tarmac ready for a life to take off.

My former colleague’s are back in…

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Leaving Hong Kong

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”  Leo Tolstoy

“I’m not going to change the way I look or the way I feel to conform to anything. I’ve always been a freak. So I’ve been a freak all my life and I have to live with that, you know. I’m one of those people.”  John Lennon Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com

Saying goodbye and leaving Hong Kongwas…

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Next stop, Amman…

Next stop, Amman…

“Never give up on anybody.”

Hubert H. Humphrey

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Amman Jordan at night

Leaving your job as an international schoolteacher is a daunting proposition. Teachers need to resign from their current job, grovel for letters of recommendation, update their portfolio and resume, fly to job fairs (best…

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The complete guide to listening to music at work

The complete guide to listening to music at work

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Barry Mernin:

I recommend Celtic instrumental music.

Originally posted on Quartz:

If you’re reading this article at work, there’s a decent chance you’re wearing headphones .

It has never been easier to tune in to your own customized soundtrack—or more necessary to tune out your open-office coworkers, cubicle mates, and fellow coffee-shop denizens. But not all music is created equal,…

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International School Recruitment Season

This month, yet again, I am off to London and Hong Kong to attend two job fairs. I hope to sign a contract with a “just-right” school. I intend to find an international school that provides dynamic professional development, a challenging curriculum, a…

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A Conversation with Allison Harris of Blue Marble Education Service				
					
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My new friend, Allison Harris, is…View Post

A Conversation with Allison Harris of Blue Marble Education Service

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Dear Reader,

My new friend, Allison Harris, is…

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Adverbial Nouns in the News

Reblogged from Literal-Minded:

Listening to the various news stories observing the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, I heard one reporter talking about a commemoration going on in Dallas. She said,

The ceremonies will take place…

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Online Education in Hong Kong: a revolution in the making

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Parent Teacher Conferences in the Expat Classroom“Parents are often so busy with the physical rearing of children that they miss the glory of…View Post

Parent Teacher Conferences in the Expat Classroom

“Parents are often so busy with the physical rearing of children that they miss the glory of…

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