A tale of hosting traveling strangers, finding personal connection, and the need for people who just get you.
Here's everything I learned in the process of earning CELTA's top grade, plus something you won't find elsewhere: Pass-A-quality example lesson plans, assignments, and more.
Get the world's best learner's chart for the seven cases of Serbian/Croatian grammar: nominative, accusative, genitive, locative, dative, instrumental, and vocative. Designed for both comprehensiveness and ease of use.
A look at aphantasia, hyperphantasia, and other weird ways that thought and memory work differently for each of us—covering mental vision, hearing, smell, taste, touch, motor simulation, and more.
Recommendations and tips for a stay in Europe’s most underrated capital.
If you're American and you're moving overseas or you travel often enough to be considered a nomad, becoming a South Dakotan is a fantastic way to save money and hassle. I did it myself, and here I'll share everything I learned in the process.
I met Max at Serbian language school, and we'd agreed on a Friday to meet up the next day, which would be our first time hanging out for more than a 30 minute lunch between classes. It turned out great. We started at Republic Square, found a café off of Knez Mihailova for a relaxing… Continue reading Heavy Metal Belgrade 🤘🏻
The first time I visited my local grocery store in Belgrade, I was captivated by all the cheap energy drinks that I’d never heard of. I’m a regular sugar free Red Bull drinker, but I’d be happy to find an alternative. In addition to Red Bull not necessarily giving you wings (according to a certain… Continue reading Energy Drink Cage Match Drinkpocalypse 🔋
My cynical and spoiler-filled review of Molly's Game, a 2017 film about underground high stakes poker staring Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba.
A review of a short audiobook for people considering getting a TEFL certificate and teaching English overseas to fund their travels.
When I moved to Washington DC a year and a half ago, I quickly came to love the e-scooters you find all over the sidewalks. Turns out some cities (e.g. Austin) are even more fun for scooter joyrides, because they don’t artificially limit the speed. But DC is cool enough. As a now-veteran e-scooterer, I… Continue reading 10 Fleek Tips for Your E-Scooter Glow Up 🛴
A look back at my career to date through the lens of the managers I worked with along the way.
An experience I wrote about 18 years ago while trying to be a humor writer.
What I learned by attending the Shen Yun traditional Chinese dance performance / cult recruiting event.