New England, Teaching

A Snapshot of My Life as an ESOL Teacher in Boston

I played my own version of Concentrate with an intermediate ESOL class I was subbing Monday night-- 16 words somewhat related to the incoming blizzard. Afterwards, I asked the students to write a story in the past tense with the verbs and nouns on the board. I didn't have the chance to assess their writing… Continue reading A Snapshot of My Life as an ESOL Teacher in Boston

Life on JET, New England, Travel

A Message to Japan Becca

Hello from the other side of the world. How have you been? ひさしぶり! I took for granted how good I had it during "Office Days" when I was on JET. All the teachers were off administering tests to the students on giant pieces of paper, and my only role for the week was to mark a few… Continue reading A Message to Japan Becca

New England

“It’s always two am that I feel alive again” –John Nolan

What time of day do you feel the most creative? I was that crazy, late night writer in college. I would stay up until 2 or 3 am writing horror stories for my fiction workshops each week. My junior year of college I actually scared myself into arachnophobia. I finished my short story "Eight" about… Continue reading “It’s always two am that I feel alive again” –John Nolan