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If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Tweet I’ve gotten more messages from my friends to share with everyone in Japan! If you’re not in Japan, please read the messages for some good vocabulary. Flowers from my local farmers’ market Name: Pat & Winston Location: El Cerrito, […] [...]

Messages of Support


Tweet Sunrise at the lake near my house – a peaceful scene few days ago Some of my friends and family wrote messages of support to everyone in Japan. In the US and other places, there has been a lot of news about the earthquake, tsunamis, and other problems. I think we all know about […] [...]

100 Posts and a Contest!

Tweet This is post #100! Time for the first Readable Blog contest! HOW TO PARTICIPATE The contest theme is “Sharing Our English Tools.” Think about one way that you practice or study English — something that works well for you. It can be anything. It should be something that you actually do. Think of a […] [...]

Wedding Anniversary

Tweet Yesterday was my seventh wedding anniversary. My husband and I got married in 2003 in San Francisco. This year, we didn’t want to spend a lot of money on an expensive dinner or expensive presents. However, we had a nice time. We packed a picnic and went to a park near the edge of […] [...]

New Laptop

Tweet I have a new laptop. I didn’t want a new laptop, but I have one. On May 28, I came home at night after I went to a convention. My door was open a little bit, and the frame (the part around the door) was damaged. I realized that someone must have broken in […] [...]

Squirrel-Rescuing Adventure

Tweet I was going to write a short, simple post about myself today, but something more interesting happened. I was at an English-teaching conference all weekend. As I was leaving on Saturday morning, I saw a dead squirrel outside, under a tree. How sad! Then, Saturday evening, I heard a strange noise. We looked outside […] [...]