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On Growing Up And Wrestling

Watching professional wrestling was one of the many pieces of my childhood that made me who I am today. Unlike a cartoon, it was “real” enough for adults to participate in without being compeltely bored, especially when one considers how… Continue Reading →

A Healthy Sleep Aid

Throughout my life I’ve had various battles with sleep. Fortunately, I remain the long term victor although there have been plenty of skirmishes, often lasting days, in which I have been defeated miserably. The pattern I’ve noticed is that most… Continue Reading →

Living in Europe Survival Guide

If you are planning on moving to Europe permanently or for a semester, check out some of these pointers. This is my second time living in a European country so many of the challenges I ran into when I first… Continue Reading →

German Pulse – News About Germany

    I recently came across German Pulse, an English website and forum dedicated to all things related to Germany. German Pulse provides articles of general interest for English speakers who are curious to know about the country in its… Continue Reading →

Calling All Haters!

Join The Cause!  I must confess that I have only met a handful of language professors in my life. It’s difficult to make generalizations with only such a small sample size, but during my time as I student I never… Continue Reading →

The Worlds Funniest German Movie Title Translations

Having browsed through the German-translated titles of countless American films and TV shows, I really can’t think of a better example of the phrase “lost in translation.” Although Germany consistently releases a couple of good films every year, the lion-share… Continue Reading →

The Mini Fast

Fasting has existed since biblical times and most likely before (I’m too lazy to do the research). Yet in today’s day and age the only time I hear mention of the practice is by Muslims during Ramadan. I am convinced… Continue Reading →

Top 5 NES Unsung Heroes

It’s been awhile since I fired up my emulator. After playing some classics from my childhood I figured it would be fun to share some of the games that don’t normally come up in conversation when waxing NES nostalgia. If you… Continue Reading →

5 Things I Wish I Did Before Playing Black Ops II

  If there was any advice I could give myself before I began playing Black Ops II it would be found in the suggestions that follow. Although I am still very much green to this game, I’ve improved a bit… Continue Reading →

7 Things I Hate About Skype

  My Skype relationship has moved past the courting stage and is now a committed relationship. With the fun times over, Skype is starting to get under my skin a little. Let’s consider the following my therapy session. 1. Copying… Continue Reading →