When Germans say their English is ‘not so good’…

They're lying!!!! OK, maybe they're not lying, but they're confused. I've been teaching English privately for a few months in Germany. I mostly teach kids and sometimes adults. It's been amazing to see how enthusiastic Germans are in teaching their kids English or learning for themselves. I am a 1-1 tutor and offer your basic…

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A Tinguely* Feeling: reflections on global art in a small town

I grew up in Columbus, Indiana; a mecca of globally designed, architectural phenomena. Although, I think I have only recently began to appreciate the meaning of having such masterpieces available in Columbus. I currently live in Europe, where many of these famous architects began their work. If not from Europe, their art has a large…

Culture Shock… a confusing phenomenon

It's  09:47 on a Monday morning and I'm sitting in the McDonald's across the street from my flat. I've been here for an hour. If you know me at all, you know this is early. I'm on my 2nd coffee in the past hour and ate some strange breakfast quesadilla. Let's be clear...I loathe McDonald's.…