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Apr. 24, 2024

I'm in Arequipa, Perú.

Suggestions for learning English

Jan 24, 2016

One of the many dancers in the Barranquilla Carnaval.

Hello to everyone!

Let's see, what is new? I have made some changes to my group of students. I've replaced a few with new students. The ones I replaced were not exactly dependable, in that they had a tendency to cancel about half of their lessons each month. I've signed up two new students that have 5 lessons a week, and two others who are doing 3 lessons per week. I just hope these new students don't cancel so many lessons.

Happy New Year!

Dec 31, 2015

The city of Barranquilla, Colombia.

Hello to everyone! Happy new year to you all!

"Tomorrow is the first page of a 365 page book. Write a good one." - Brad Paisley.

I like that quote. I started my new book two and a half years ago, and no, it hasn't been all wine and roses, but I love my new life. I am sitting here in my little apartment, the front and back doors wide open and a very pleasant Caribbean breeze blowing through, drying my laundry hanging in the patio.

Happy New Year and Merry Christmas

Dec 26, 2015

A christmas display in a city park.

Hello to everyone! Happy new year and merry Christmas to you all!

I am doing fine. I started a new student a couple days ago. If I counted my students correctly I have nine adults (two married couples) and 6 children. That will change in January as a couple students I didn't count have taken December off for a vacation month, and one took the last two months because she got married today.

Giving from the heart? or...

Dec 15, 2015

This is a park in Barranquilla.

Why do people give to charities?

Social Psychology - Helping Behavior SparkNotes Psychology Guide Series" there are two theories about why people give to charities - "public benefit" and "private benefit". In the "public benefit" theory people give out of altruistic reasons - to help others and not expect anything in return. In the "private benefit" theory people give in order to receive some benefit back to themselves. Such benefits could be tax benefits, awards, public acclamation, etc.

New web site design, Malecon, Spectre

Nov 16, 2015

The malecon in Barranquilla.

Hi! and welcome to the new look of my web site, I hope you like it.

I have changed the site to a style that I think looks better, and is much easier for me to maintain. I have simplified the .php and .html code used to build the site. The site blog pages are stored in a database. The old website design was such that each blog page had it's own separate .php file that was loaded, and while loading that page grabbed the text from the database.