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Uniquely Louisiana French (and English!)
September 5, 2020
Uniquely Louisiana French, and Part Two of Louisiana English à la française! In the exciting follow-up to my article from last year, I want to share some of the things that I have recently  learned are “uniquely Louisiana French” expressions.  As may already be evident by now, we speak a bit differently here, even in […] Read More
I Heard the Owl…
July 1, 2020
I Heard the Owl Call My Name, but Margaret Craven This is a classic which I first read during my bachelor’s program in the spring of 1995.  I have since read it several times with some of my ESL students, and each time we did a very close read, discussing themes and topics along the […] Read More
Home, Sweet Home…
May 3, 2020
There’s no place like home. While we are all sitting at home, confined inside our houses and apartments, it is a good time to think about the meaning of the word “home” and how it differs from “house”.  What does it really mean?  How many definitions are there and which, if any, is most accurate […] Read More
New Orleans, my love..
February 9, 2020
Andrei Codrescu is an essayist, novelist, poet and professor at Louisiana State University.  He is also a regular speaker on National Public Radio, and such a brilliant speaker! I first came to know him from an audio selection in the material used where I was teaching ESL in Houston.  I then discovered this book, New […] Read More
Oh! A mystery of Mono no Aware
January 10, 2020
Oh! A Mystery of Mono No Aware, by Todd Shimoda Another of the beautifully created books by Chin Music Press.   Only very rarely have I ever purchased and read a book more than once. The first time I recall doing just that is with Phantom of the Opera.  The second, when my copy of […] Read More