News Flash: You Can Write on Paper!

God save us. Bloggers have discovered that you can write on paper! And do it with a really fancy notebook! Stop. The. Madness. This Moleskine stuff is starting to get on my nerves.

Some Links

— is a new search engine that displays images along with related search results. Pretty cool. —Open Source Web Design: “a community of designers and site owners sharing free web design templates as well as web design information. Helping to make the internet a prettier place!” —“So You Want to Be a Consultant…?” –Writer […]

Ethnic Food in DC

For my DC pals: here’s the best listing of Washington-area ethnic restaurants I’ve ever laid eyes upon. Who knew there was an Ecuadorian joint in Merrifield? (Or actually, who knew there was a place near DC called Merrifield?)

My New Article on Teaching English in Ecuador

An article I wrote about teaching English in Ecuador was published in the January/February issue of Transitions Abroad Magazine. And the piece has just been posted on their Web site, as well. Here’s how it begins: “I spent a year teaching English in Ecuador. It was an incredibly rewarding experience. People often ask me how […]

What High School Kids…

…really need to be told when they graduate: “In the graduation-speech approach, you decide where you want to be in twenty years, and then ask: what should I do now to get there? I propose instead that you don’t commit to anything in the future, but just look at the options available now, and choose […]

Personal Productivity Run Amok

I have no idea why, but the Web is teeming with personal productivity stuff these days. In addition to the ubiquitous 43 Folders, here’s a sampling of what I’ve come across just in the last 5 mintues: —Ta-da Lists (Web-based to-do lists) —“Getting Back To Work: A Personal Productivity Toolkit” —“Get Back to Work” (an […]

Ecuador’s Lucio G.: Stronger Than Ever?

Miami Herald: “QUITO, Ecuador – President Lucio Gutierrez seems in recent weeks to have learned an old Ecuadoran proverb – en desquite, no hay venganza. Loosely translated: turnabout is fair play.…“Gutierrez is better off now than when he took power,” said Adrian Bonilla, Ecuador director of FLACSO, a Latin America-wide program for social sciences studies. […]