Lighthouse, Santander, Spain

Lighthouse, Santander, Spain. Many years later, Santander is still one of my favorite places in Spain.

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Monthly Farmers’ Market, Casa de Campo

Heads up, everyone! There’s a great new event happening the first Saturday of every month in Casa de Campo: a farmer’s market organized by the local Cámara Agraria.

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Abandoned house in Le Marche, Italy

Abandoned house, somewhere in Le Marche, Italy.

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Gola dell’Infernaccio, Le Marche, Italia

My ex-girlfriend and her uncle took me for a walk into this crazy valley. It was off the hook. Gola dell’Infernaccio, somewhere in the Monti Sibillini, Le Marche,

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Torre degli Smeducci, San Severino Marche, Italia

That’s Torre degli Smeducci, in San Severino Marche, Italy. Nice place. Kinda boring. I talk a bit about my little experiences in San Severino Marche in my article

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Frank McCourt teaches English

One of my biggest pet peeves with educators is the idea that if you’re going to be a teacher, you need to be as boring and neutral as

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Legs in Macerata, Italy

I had an argument with my girlfriend and she wandered off somewhere. She was pissed. So I sat on a bench taking photos of people walking by. Photo

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Nightfall in San Severino Marche, Italy

Nightfall in San Severino Marche, Italy. Le Marche is a beautiful place that most tourists never visit or even hear of. I think a lot of Italians have

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Conversation with an EFL Student … English minimal pairs

Student: Pardon me for just one minute, Daniel. I’m going to take a shit… (searches for word) Me: (Incredulous laughter.) Student: From the printer. (Exit.) Me: (Incredulous laughter.)

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David Foster Wallace, Demolishing Descriptivism

“Take, for example, the Descriptivism claim that so-called correct English usages such as brought rather than brung and felt rather than feeled are arbitrary and restrictive and unfair

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