The life & times of the eternally evolving, erratic, eccentric expatriate (who loves the color violet)

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Violet’s Terrific Top Teaching Tips!

In the time that I have spent teaching English as a foreign language, I do believe that I have experienced and seen it all – not just the good, the bad, and the ugly, but also the hilarious, the mind-boggling, and the downright weird.  Moreover, in that time, I have come to understand and appreciate…

PSA: G2G – BRB – Panic Attack – OMG – FML

(So stop me if you’ve heard this from me before, but…) it’s been one of those weeks.  One of those weeks when I regularly doubted whether or not if I was going to make it into work and attempt to function, or whether to call it a day before the sun even rose.  And admittedly,…

My Letter to My Son on His 5th Birthday

Dear Sebastian,   It seems that it was just recently that I held you as a tiny baby in my arms.  Now you are five years old – practically a young man! I honestly do not know where the time has gone.   This past year has been another one filled with so many memorable…

So You STILL Want to Teach English In Buenos Aires…

Quite a bit of time has passed (Four years! Whaaaaat?!?!)  since I wrote one of my most successful blog posts, “So You Want to Teach English in Buenos Aires.” I still occasionally receive e-mails and messages requesting any updated and relevant tips, tricks, and advice.  I am currently going on nearly 15 years of ESL/EFL experience…