The personal blog of an applied linguist, writer, & educator

Month: March 2023

  • My First Weekend at Kansai Gaidai

    My First Weekend at Kansai Gaidai

    The New Life The weather cleared up today, and the forecast shows clear skies through Wednesday. Both moving days in Pasadena fell on cold, rainy days, and the weather in Hirakata was no different. I arrived Friday night, and tomorrow I will attend my first meeting. The campus is small but well-kept, and the apartment…

  • A Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss

    A Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss

    After eight and a half years, I taught my final day at the USC International Academy today. I am leaving USC to begin teaching at Kansai Gaidai University in Osaka, Japan for the University of North Texas. Having come to the field of ESL later than many, I never experienced overseas teaching. Since I want…