I did this one in December of 2020, but I decided not to post it on this illustroblog. However, now that we’re witnessing a few examples of people who, when they did have plenty of breath to spare, bloviated on and on about their absolute certainty that science, masks, election results, slavery and so forth were all hoaxes. A few of them – on their death beds – are now using their last breaths to help their fellow cult members wake the f*ck up before it’s too late. Meanwhile, the well-funded Stupidity and Extinction Campaign has raised more money than ever before!
I create opportunities for conversation practice targeting the following kinds of speakers of English as an acquired language:
B2: (Vantage/Upper Intermediate)
C1: (Advanced/Effective Operational Proficiency)
You will have an opportunity to apply your knowledge, understanding, and love of English by speaking, listening, reading, and writing. I will have the opportunity to interact with you; discover relevant patterns related to your vocabulary, grammar, and expressive style; and provide occasional feedback so that you can become more technically competent and expressively confident. Otherwise, we can converse improvisationally about anything under the sun.
Over the years I’ve come to take “differences” seriously. I take “complexity” seriously too, which makes sense…to me at least. At the same time, I’ve noticed that there are those who fear or even hate “differences” as well as “complexity.” I prefer conversations with them to be either already short or ultimately shortened.
We trained from CA to Chicago on the Californian Zephyr, spent the night to catch the Capitol Limited to Pgh. Here’s where we finalized our trifecta and more! The Chicago hot dog, no ketchup of course, coupled with polish sausage, at the Chicago Brewery along the Riverwalk! Last night we had deep dish pizza, and for lunch today, an Italian Beef!!!! Amen!
On one of our online Friday afternoon timed-drawing exercises, the organizer showed a photo of a quetzal in flight and gave us 3 minutes to draw it. I used my iPad, an Apple Pencil, and the Sketch Club app and produced this: