Originally from the West Coast of Canada. Living and teaching in Kobe, Japan since 2000. I review teaching materials at https://eflmaterialsreviews.com/.

Lots of life lessons while on the wrong path.

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Photo by author.


There is some disagreement.

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Rereading THE classic 1973 time management book by Alan Lakein. The most important lessons that stuck for 35 years.

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My well-worn copy. Photo by author.

The book, the author, and the quotes


I don't F***ing know. It drives me crazy. Let's talk about it.

No one wears a bicycle helmet. NO ONE!


Japan’s Furosato Noze is one tax plan you’ll like.

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An explanatory article about growing and taking care of a beard.

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Photo by Jakob Owens on Unsplash

Chicks just don’t dig beards — everybody does.


I planned to make my wife lunch for a week. It didn’t go as well as I had hoped. It was still worth doing.

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Photo by Alex Loup on Unsplash


How to learn a language from those that are best at it.

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Photo by Hannah Wright on Unsplash


It can be scary but there isn’t really a downside.

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Photo by Katie Moum on Unsplash

6 Top Aspects of Itinerary Free Travel

Flexibility.


An autonomous way to improve your writing from Ben himself.

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Public domain photo from Wikimedia Commons. Original Painting by David Martin.

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