Should You Get an MFA in Creative Writing? Consider this Alternative.

Don’t get me wrong, spending two or three years with nothing to do but write sounds like heaven, but there’s another question that comes first. The real question is: Will I become a writer if I don’t get an MFA? That’s what I was asking myself 7 years ago when it was time to decide…Read more Should You Get an MFA in Creative Writing? Consider this Alternative.

Humility: The Best Kept Secret for Universal Communication

One thing that blocks people from using their second language is fear of making mistakes. Here's the big secret, making mistakes is a HUGE advantage in connecting with other people. In fact, if you're single and want to get out more, just throw in a few extra grammatical errors for good measure, and I bet you…Read more Humility: The Best Kept Secret for Universal Communication

Oh, the Places You´ll Go…

I teach at a bilingual private school in Bogotá, Colombia, and a short while ago I was opening up new preschool material with another American expat, who was living abroad for the first time.  Among the books was Dr. Seuss's classic: Oh The Places You´ll Go. Somehow my young friend had made it all the way to 24 without…Read more Oh, the Places You´ll Go…