A scenario entirely unconnected to current events

Firefighters: So, we’ve been making some progress on putting out the fire, but as you can see, there’s still a lot of work left to do.

People: Oh, yeah, it looks so much better! Okay, you can stop now.

Firefighters: But…there’s…still fire?

People: Nah, I think we’re heading in the right direction. Just stop what you’re doing and we’re sure it’ll be fine. We’re going to go back inside now, k?

Firefighters: The building is on FIRE.

People: Yeah, but we’re tired of standing out here safely away from something that could kill us, so we think we’d rather just go back inside and get our lives back to normal.

Firefighters: THE BUILDING IS ON FIRE. You can’t go back to your normal lives when the whole place is burning down around you. And if it keeps burning, other buildings might catch on fire, too, and burn down the whole city.

People: This is America, dammit, and that means we have the right to a life of freedom in a burning building if that is what we choose! USA! USA! USA!

Firefighters: ….

Teacher/Editor/Writer/Anything-Really for Hire

Greetings, friends!  It’s been awhile, eh? So, anything new or absolutely horrifying happen since I’ve been gone?

Yeahhhh. It’s been…a time lately, hasn’t it?  Fortunately, ESL teaching is one of those jobs that can  be done online, so I’ve been teaching my regular classes from the comfort of my cat-filled home for the past month or so. Not so fortunately, my company is laying off the majority of its teaching staff starting Tuesday, and I am part of that majority.

In an effort to keep myself afloat for the next few months, I’m once again offering private English lessons online, and I’m also available for writing and editing services as well, should anyone be interested in such a thing.

If anyone out there knows of someone who might be interested in studying English with a TEFL-certified instructor with 12+ years of experience, kindly direct them to my recently spiffed-up site:


The site is in English and Japanese, so if you or your interested-in-studying-English friend is a Japanese speaker, hurrah! :D I’ll take students of any nationality, though, of course. :P

Anyway. I hope all of you are passing this bizarre time safely and comfortably. Any assistance in finding those willing to hire me in any capacity is greatly appreciated! <3