[Feature photo: The U.S. Army] I taught an ESL class in March where I asked my students to talk about current events. All of my students are Japanese retirees (or close to it) and they were intere…
[Feature photo: Cubmundo] There is certainly no shortage of photography books out there. From thick hardcovers to ebooks, they cover every topic and genre, and often focus on the technical part, s…
[Feature photo: Tee La Rosa] Title: A House in the Sky, Amanda Lindhout The skinny: Held hostage for 460 days in Somalia, Amanda converts to Islam as a survival tactic, receives “wife lessons…
[Feature photo: Marilyn Acosta] I grew up with three mothers: the bright-eyed mom who played jazz piano, drew abstract designs for me to color, learned to stencil the folk-art of her Pennsylvania…
[Feature photo: Bryan Pocius] Title: Independent People, by Halldor Laxness The skinny: Having spent eighteen years in humiliating servitude, Bjartur wants nothing more than to raise his flocks…
[Feature Photo: manuel] When we travel, we sometimes make strange decisions. Sometimes we think fast, make the right choice, and move on to the next adventure. Other times we mess up, make a bad…
[Feature photo: eric wittman] I was recently at an Amsterdam bar when, out the window, I saw a man blowing fireballs in the middle of a busy street. Amused, I pointed it out to a girl standing ne…
[Feature photo: kokorawa shinjin] Sooooo, you want to be a travel writer: Here are six big reasons you’re not. 1. You never get around to it. You’ve traveled all over the world, hiked up to th…
[Feature Photo: See-ming Lee] Writing faculty member Candice Walsh shares what’s been on her radar lately. The Culture of Shut Up – The Atlantic  This is an interesting article on freedo…