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Destinations, Dreams and Dogs - International adventure with a fast-track family (& dogs) of Old World values, adopting the Russian-Italian-American good life on the go…!


Scholars Who Disagree

No one knew what might greet us at the scholarly lecture. An esteemed celebrity-of-sorts would bring a rather controversial talk, one that did not enjoy peer support for the most part. I wanted our oldest son to hear it, as well. The two of us headed out to the venue, talk to begin at 8:00…


Back to Academic English in the Lecture Hall

My oldest son is smart, very smart, for having been in the US only eight years.  Prior to that, he never attended school, so we’ve made up for lost time, and now he’s taking college courses at age 15.5  That leads us to the academic English issue rearing its challenging head again. The fact that…