Friday = Linksday

Posted on October 19, 2012 by


Another week has come and gone and the TLG Blog Staff has scoured the internet for cool and educational links!

In That’s Where You Are a couple from Iowa travels the world taking advantage of the words of Chinese philosopher Lao Tsu which they proudly display on their blog: “A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.”

Have you ever felt like you have a good story in you just yearning to get out?  Have you always wanted to write but find yoursefl coming up with lame excuses not to?  Are you the next Hemingway?  If you even answered “maybe” to one of those questions, then you owe it to yourself to check out the website for National Novel Writing Month where users like you spend the month of November writing and receiving advice and critiques on original novels!  Go wild!

Who didn’t love balloons as a kid?  My sister and I used to play “Cinderella” where we would ceremoniously enter the room, balloon perched on a cushion, only to “trip” launching the surrogate glass slipper into the air!  The only way to keep Cinderella’s slipper from shattering was to keep the balloon afloat! (I also was terribly afraid of losing balloons to the wild blue yonder.  So much so that I would refuse balloons because it is far worse “to have loved and lost [a balloon] than to have never loved [a balloon] at all.”)

You may have heard of Oceans Project Georgia before.  This Non-Profit environmental awareness group was founded by a former TLG volunteer and now she and three other women (two of whom are also TLG veterans [and one of whom is our very own Brigid!] will be rowing across the Pacific Ocean in 2014!

The US State Department has compiled a vast repository of resources to help with teaching English abroad!

TLG got some love from Voice of America this week in their new article on English replacing Russian as the most popular foreign language.  Two volunteers and several students are interviewed in the video here!