Chapter VII: It was mid-January and I had returned to familiar territory: jobless and scrambling to put together enough income to make it another month.
I'm roughly a third of the way through my TEFL Certification course with ITA. The course is designed to prepare students to teach English in a variety of classrooms, both traditional and nontraditional, as well as to work as a private tutor. As I read about different teaching philosophies and method, I can't help but think about … Continue reading Teachable Moments: The Fragility of Manhood
I've never been reluctant to talk about aspects of my mental health that for most normal people would be private. I wrote about my self-diagnosis last year when I described myself as having "Bipolar SAD," a condition that does not officially exist from a DSM-IV standpoint. Well, it turns out, even though I made up … Continue reading Bipolar II
We don't talk about these things. When I was in high school, my brother helped me realize something about myself that was fairly obvious, something that I knew but didn't know. I was depressed. Clinically. My brother used to host a Bible Study in our basement for guys our age, high school, where the discussion … Continue reading SAD
"Not that I condone fascism, or any -ism for that matter. -Ism's in my opinion are not good. A person should not believe in an -ism, he should believe in himself. I quote John Lennon, "I don't believe in Beatles, I just believe in me." Good point there. After all, he was the walrus. I … Continue reading Nth Wave Feminism