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In his Nobel prize acceptance speech, Kofi Annan said,
“We recognize… that mutual respect allows us to study and learn from other cultures; that we gain strength by combining the foreign with the familiar.”

That sentence nicely describes my experience as a young adult traveler and expatriate, and now as an English teacher at Durham Academy Upper School.
I’ve created web sites to support my teaching since 1999.  (Anyone remember Netscape Gold)?  After hesitating a long time to publish my thoughts in the blogosphere, I waded in to share my experience in an NEH seminar, “Arabic Novels in Translation,” in the summer of 2010.  The blog has continued on and off, but it’s back on in winter 2012 with a new focus.  As a fellow in the Teachers for Global Classrooms program of the U.S. Department of State, I am charged with sharing my experiences and promoting global perspectives in education.  In the words of Virginia Woolf, “What a lark! What a plunge!”
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