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Resolutions? I Think Not…

Every year, I make a list of improvements that I want to work on during the forthcoming twelve months. By the first week of January, these “resolutions” are all but forgotten. 511 more words

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Making A Dream Come True

The top two items remaining in my Bucket List loom like insurmountable mountain peaks. In fact, one of them is just that: Mount Everest. No, I don’t desire to climb to the summit. 609 more words

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English Camp – December 2014

Earlier this month, the teaching agency I work for sponsored a two-day English Camp at Wat Sri Sunthorn School in the Thalang Sub-District of Phuket. As are most camps of this type these days, this one revolved around the 2015 initiation of the Asian Economic Community (AEC) and so included plenty of quiz games in which the students had to demonstrate their knowledge of the ten ASEAN (Association of South-East Asian Nations) member countries. 162 more words


Most Thoughtful Gifts

It took a couple of years of packages that never arrived and frustrations over extremely high shipping costs to convince my sister and I that annual holiday exchanges between… 1,261 more words


The 12 Days Of Christmas – Variations

While ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas and A Christmas Carol are my favorite pieces of holiday prose, over the past couple of years I’ve found myself accumulating variations on “ 107 more words


First Christmas Card for 2014!

With just two days to go before the holiday, I have just received my first Christmas card for 2014. Appropriately enough, it was sent from the administrators of the only online stamp collectors’ forum that I am a member of, … 120 more words

Christmas Cards & Stamps

Busy, Busy Times

Today I enjoyed the second of two straight days off due to student cancellations.  I was able to spend some rare time off relaxing and even did a bit of Christmas shopping for myself.  1,424 more words