I’m an expat from Montana, USA, one of the most beautiful places in the world. I’m currently teaching English in Vientiane, Laos, and I have also taught in Benin, Morocco, the Dominican Republic and South Korea. When I’m not teaching, I thoroughly enjoy engaging in my hobby–Digital Photo Artistry. I love baseball, especially the New York Yankees, and have an enthusiast’s interest in astronomy, extreme weather, and photography, among other things. I’m well beyond retirement age, but I like to think that I have a youthful outlook on life. Continuing to work helps me keep that outlook. I hope this blog reflects that attitude.

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