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Star Trek and the Split Infinitive Posted by on Jun 27, 2019

Space: The final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its 5-year mission – To explore strange new worlds. To seek out new life and new civilizations. To boldly go where no man has gone before! These are the very famous opening lines to the credit sequence for Star Trek. This speech, dating back…

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Hang it Up in English Posted by on Jun 20, 2019

My wife and I are making a lot of changes at home right now. We’re renovating bathrooms, installing tile and hardwood floors, painting walls. This means that whatever was hanging on the walls has come down. The walls are bare. But, soon, it will be time to put new things up on those walls. Will…

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Farm Stands and Farmer’s Markets Posted by on Jun 13, 2019

A sure sign of summer, and one of the best things about the season, is a farm stand. Like everything else which goes dark and quiet during the cold months, the reemergence of a local farm stand is greeted with smiles and excitement by many. Fresh vegetables, fruit, plants, and flowers appear near the side…

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UFOs in America Posted by on Jun 6, 2019

There has been an increase lately in the news concerning UFOs – Unidentified Flying Objects. I’m talking about serious journalism from respected media sources talking about something which was dismissed as tabloid junk for years. If you’ve always wanted to learn the unique vocabulary and terminology of flying saucers, this is your lucky day! The…

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Tornadoes, An American Phenomenon Posted by on May 31, 2019

The United States experiences more tornados than any other country. Virtually all 50 states have reported tornado damage. With an annual average of over 1200 tornadoes, we see more than twice the number of Canada and more than four times the number in all of western Europe. More importantly, the U.S. is subject to far…

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Household issues in English Posted by on May 30, 2019

hand painting a door white

Hello to all readers! How has the month of May been treating you? Moving or spending some time in a new country can be a great source of joy and excitement as a new world opens up and you become part of another culture that is often not similar to yours. However, it is common…

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Native American Flowers Posted by on May 23, 2019

Honestly, late May into June is my favorite time of the year here in New England. The birds are back, I get to pull out my lighter weight clothing, and everywhere I look it’s green spattered with the colors of plants and flowers which have been dormant for months. It’s a time of renewal and…

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