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Turkish Delight and Greekin' Out Part 2: Ephesus and A Letter from Courtney to the Ephesians

Turkish Delight and Greekin' Out Part 2: Ephesus and A Letter from Courtney to the Ephesians
Miss Part 1 of Turkish Delight and Greekin’ Out?  Check it out here! Chapter 2:  Love Boat After our impromptu bar crawl at sea, we woke up at 8:15 the next morning en route to Ephesus.  We couldn’t feel the ship moving because, as we learned from our Captain’s daily announcement we traveled only at... Read more »

Ten Things All Teachers Do Before the School Year Starts

<strong> Go over your class list and consult the teachers a grade below you to make sure you're pronouncing names correctly </strong>
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I see you there, Proton Ponton
The days of “No more pencils, no more books!” are coming to a close, and we in the education profession must face reality:  the children are coming.  Don’t get me wrong, people are in this profession FOR the kids, and once those rascals come through our doors, they become our kids.  We don’t work long hours... Read more »

Turkish Delight and Greekin' Out Part 1: Istanbul (not Constantinople)

Turkish Delight and Greekin' Out Part 1:  Istanbul (not Constantinople)
As I’ve mentioned in previous blogs, I’m a huge history nerd, particularly ancient history.  I graduated from the University of Iowa with an Ancient Civilizations degree which doesn’t do me a huge ton of service in terms of a career but makes me a first round draft pick when it comes to bar trivia.  I... Read more »
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