The University of Texas at Austin has finally put up my M.A. thesis on their online thesis repository: http://hdl.handle.net/2152/72487

I guess it's all a little more official now πŸ€·πŸ½β€β™‚οΈ

The first three horsemen of the apocalypse have come to Armageddon. The fourth one is taking the picture.

This is it, boys and girls. Bernie 2020 has officially been announced, and it's going to be a wild ride. Make your donations today.


I’m finally getting around to reading Steven Pinker’s The Language Instinctβ€”it’s been on my “to-read” for way too long. So far, I’ve found his unquestioning support of Chomsky’s UG a bit annoying and his brutal takedown of Whorfianism refreshing.

Found out today that a few acceptance/rejection letters from the PhD programs I applied to have just started going out. And now I can't think about anything else. Notification taps from my Apple Watch have become anxiety-inducing. Thanks, thegradcafe.com. 🀞🏽😟

Hikes and ancient tombs. In our very own backyard! β›°πŸ’€

As much as my wife and I have enjoyed invitations to dinner with fellow teachers in northern Israel, it’s our son who has most enjoyed the farm animals at the various kibbutzim. πŸ„πŸŽπŸ‘πŸ πŸ¦ƒ

It was really great to not have to grade papers during the holidays since the semester break in Israel comes later. But now it’s crunch time, and my eyes are getting tired. πŸ“πŸ˜ž

Nothing like enjoying a nice, juicy apple at church.

Gave a workshop about teaching and learning vocabulary to a group of Masa Israel Teaching Fellows near Tel Aviv. Had some great comments, questions, and general engagement, both during and after the workshops. Thanks for coming, everyone!

Family outing in Caesarea. Visited a magnificent Roman aqueduct, hippodrome, and amphitheater, not to mention the place where Paul stood trial before Felix. But the best part of it all? Collecting seashells on the beach. 🐚 🌊

It’s officialβ€”our daily workout has to be Zumba in the living room. Our kids just like it too much. Plus, they have better dance moves than their parents.

Spent a beautiful afternoon in the hills surrounding the Sea of Galilee. What a magical place! And to think that this is the countryside that Jesus called home.

As a parent of toddlers, Iβ€˜ve found thatβ€”no matter how it startsβ€”almost every power struggle or attempt at loving correction eventually leads to the same inevitable conclusion: my quiet sigh of surrender, followed by a sad and pathetic, “whatever.”

Having one heck of a time getting Micropub to work on my static Hugo site. If this post goes through, consider it an early (and probably imperfect) success! πŸ’»