Tongue-tied at a Mexican Gas Station (Entry No. 1) 

The 11th Commandment: Know Thyself   (Entry No. 2) 

Dodging Disasters  (Entry No. 3)

➤ A Quandary Over a Question (Entry No. 4) 

Making the Grade in Zaire  (Entry No. 5)

➤ Speaking of the Hare and the Tortoise (Entry No. 6)

A Classroom Catch-22 (Entry No. 7)

➤  Italian to the Rescue (Entry No. 8)

➤  Medieval Architecture, Contemporary Cows (Entry No. 9)

➤  A Google Hit Parade (Entry No. 10)

➤  Flashbacks and Miscellany (Entry No. 11)

➤  Applying a Gloss to Unamuno (Entry No. 12)


 "Writing is easy. All you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper

 until drops of blood form on your forehead." 

— Newspaperman Gene Fowler





This journal reflects thoughts prompted by readings for Applied Linguistics 3051 at Georgia State University and by class discussions led by instructor Joseph J. Lee   (spring semester, 2008). In most cases, I have selected one or two ideas to write about, rather than attempt a cover-the-waterfront approach. An addendum with short items accompanies each entry.