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Posts Tagged ‘fun times

Home is nice too….

November 17, 2010

I have spent two of the past 3+ years living on different continents from my own. I have lived under a thatch roof in a former game reserve in South Africa. I have lived in a communist-era style flat in the Czech Republic. I have learned about different cultures and (however¬†clumsily) embraced them. I wouldn’t […]

What a difference a year makes…

September 24, 2010

A year ago on my birthday I spent most of the day en route and then in a foreign hospital. I found myself in a room with 4 other men ranging in age from their mid-20s to their 70s. I got demolished in chess by one them. We could speak about 10 words to each […]

Camp Sandy Cove

August 22, 2010

After my week at Sandy Cove Ministries I was able to drive down to the summer camp it runs in West Virginia. ¬†It’s a basic sleep away camp for kids but it is distinctive by its fun and its focus on Jesus. I have worked all or part of four previous summers there as a […]

Sandy Cove Awesomeness

July 30, 2010

I returned home from just over a year abroad on July 18th. I was supremely blessed to find myself (again) at a place as awesome as Sandy Cove Ministries a mere week after my return. Sandy Cove is a Christian Conference center in Maryland that at least one member of my family has been going […]

Doing Things

May 30, 2010

A week ago I related the story of my student who passed her Maturita exam. It was awesome and being a teacher is a huge part of my life here but it is far from the only part. The single-handedly best thing about being in a place for a longer period of time is all […]

It’s Ples Season!

February 7, 2010

It’s been a bit since my last entry but it’s amazing how fast time can go during the week once you start teaching all your classes. Today I wanted to share with you a rather unique but exciting part of Czech culture,that as a teacher here I am getting to experience. The cold and dead […]

I saw Fulham!…and London too…

January 2, 2010

So this is my last night in London and as I should be horribly tired and busy with travel and school until probably Wednesday I thought I should give a recap while it’s fresh in my mind. I ended my trip by going to my favorite English soccer team, Fulham Football Club (they play in […]

Retreating, ESI-Style

December 13, 2009

Note: Educational Services International is TeachOverseas international name. When I say ESI I mean TeachOverseas. Apologies for any confusion. This is a bit overdue, especially for me, but I wanted to tell you a bit about what I got to do two weeks ago. Being with an organization like ESI has many benefits, both tangible […]

I think I’m in the Czech Republic…

December 6, 2009

Some days I wake up, go teach and whatever, come home and nothing much interesting happens. And then some days I have a day like Friday. Let me tell you about it. Tuesday through Friday I teach in the morning at my Basic School before going to my other school, the Gymnazium (Czech equivalent of […]


October 19, 2009

This is another entry about Cheb’s English club, the last entry was getting too long. One of the great things about the whole evening was to have students you could actually talk to and have them understand you back. Their grammar and syntax might not be all there but you can have a conversation. It’s […]