Returning to the United States! (life update)

Hello, all! Yes, as you can see from the title, I'm heading home to the U.S. after 10 months of living in France. The academic year has ended, so I'm returning to see my family and friends again. I've been doing this for the last three years, as my current job as an English teacher …

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A Favorite Poem (Issue #33)

Greetings! Welcome to this month's "A Favorite Poem" issue, in which I share my current favorite poem with you. In honor of Pride Month (happening this entire June), I would like to share a LGBT-related poem from one of the greatest Romantic poets in history: Walt Whitman. Among the Multitude (Walt Whitman) Among the men …

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Man Crush Monday: Mark Hachem

Hello, folks! Welcome to this month's "Man Crush Monday." This month's feature is Mark Hachem, a Lebanese-Canadian YouTuber who regularly posts about multilingualism and Lebanese/Canadian culture. Speaking a multitude of languages-- English, Quebecois French, Lebanese Arabic, and some Spanish-- Hachem is incredibly talented, all the while sharing his love for his two cultures, Lebanese and …

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Woman Crush Saturday: Alyson Stoner

Hello, bloggers! Welcome to this month's "Woman Crush" issue, where I feature my current female celebrity crush. This month's is none other than Alyson Stoner, an actress, singer, dancer, artist...any case, multi-talented entertainer that deserves much more recognition than she has! It's crazy to believe that I remember her when I was little, when she …

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Destination: Snaefellsness Peninsula, Iceland

After two previous days of back-to-back day tours from Reykjavik, I took my final organized day tour to the Snaefellsness Peninsula, located north of the capital. As it was a bit far out there, there were less tours that went there, which made for a less-crowded and equally-rewarding trip. I'd especially been meaning to go, …

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