The British Pasttime

I arrived in London from snow-white Vienna on a gray afternoon full of Black Friday shoppers, and I texted Dan that we needed to go eat at a restaurant that was profoundly rich in British history and culture. He agreed and wrote that he understood. After I dropped off my duffel bag at his dorm, … More The British Pasttime

Shit Outta Luck

A thunderous gurgling emanated from my gut and woke me from Pattie’s bed. I had fallen asleep with my clothes on, and my shirt and pants reeked of cigarettes. I pulled myself up, clutched my throbbing head, and looked around to find myself alone in Pattie’s room. Patricia, my colleague who had let me crash … More Shit Outta Luck

12 Easy Steps to Becoming an U.S. Teaching Assistant

Graduate college with a sizable amount of debt.Preferably, you’ll have graduated with a degree that the Econ majors snicker at because, like, “What are you going to do with a degree in 18th Century English Literature?” Don’t worry, at least your grandfather believes in you – if you listen to his advice from the time he was a … More 12 Easy Steps to Becoming an U.S. Teaching Assistant

Cheeky Nandos

The commotion felt familiar, if not for the difference of six thousand miles and the topics at hand. Mr. Baumann, his wife Sara, their seven year-old daughter Denise, and I sat at a raucous table in the otherwise quiet traditional Austrian restaurant in Pinkafeld.   Mr. Baumann taught English for HTL Pinkafeld’s facility management department, … More Cheeky Nandos