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December 18, 2009

Everywhere it's Christmas - And A Few Other Holidays

This is a season of bright lights, travel and disjointed schedules. Some of us celebrate holidays and some don't, but we all...

...are affected by the demands and changes to our schedules - wherever we might be.

As the Beatles put it, http://www.thebeatles.com/everywhereitschristmas/ it is Christmas everywhere this time of year - it is also a time of endings and new beginnings.

If you travel, keep in mind new friends and old. And you might consider some tours that bring together your new and old friends - consider for example, if you have Twilight fans among your friends, a Twilight centered tour. You can see details here http://www.digitalcity.com/2009/12/09/twilight-inspired-tour-travel-itinerary-kicks-off-in-2010/.

I've been to most of these places - even without Twilight in mind, they are memorable and remarkable.

If you stay where you are, an unforgettable Christmas story to listen to or share by David Sedaris can be found at http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5066175. His story about working as a Christmas elf is a classic.

Whatever you do - and whoever you find yourself with- have a great holiday and send me your thoughts for 2010 and the years to come.

You have probably already seen many commentaries on the first decade of the new millennium, who knows what the second decade will bring?

We are all always learning. And we, as well as the world around us, are always changing.

It is always more fun to learn together, so let me know what it is about English that you find confounding, infuriating or endlessly intriguing.

Listen, read and speak. Make your new language your own.

My best to you as you make your way through this intriguing , constantly shifting linguistic landscape.

Morf

About the author of this entry:

Morf has a B.A.from the Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington and an MAT (Master's in Teaching English) from the University of Washington (Seattle). Morf prefers international and independent films, foreign foods he can't pronounce, music no one else has heard of and riding his bicycle in foreign cities.

Posted by mmorf at December 18, 2009 10:27 PM

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