Back from Holidays

I have just logged into this blog today and realized that I have not posted anything since June. This is the first time in two years I skip a month here. Not that it matters so much, but for someone who has been blogevangelizing for some time, this is not a good example to set 🙂 I have been considering other hosting options(Textpattern, Word Press) and have opened an account at However, I am still undecided as I am also planning to redesignThe English Department and would like to have it all under the same address.

Although I was officially on holidays until last Sunday (here in Brazil we get a winter month in July) and supposed to rest, I have been buzzing, caught in a whirlwind as usual, doing some serious work while enjoying myself immensely.

On the very light side, I have discovered Flickr and photography and do not go anywhere without my little Nikon Coolpix. There is always a moment to record as I now belong to a million different interest groups, ranging from Nature in Circles to Property Numbers or Catchy Colours. What I enjoy is not only the pleasure of discovering life from a new angle but also the possibility to compare what you have found to a million other views and perspectives and engage in dialogue. Lots of fun and more than 420 pics of my trip along the northeast coast of Sao Paulo (Rio-Santos) and the countryside. I have involved my students in this craze as well and they seem to have taken to it.

In July, Aaron and I hosted the Blogstreams Salon Open House Event during the Tapped In Summer Festival (do our quiz to find out about the resources we have gathered). We are also thinking about presenting for the Webheads Online Convergence: Bridges Across Cyberspace next November.

In addition to Dekita, Aaron, Rudolf and I have collaborated on a media review (to be published in the September issue of the TESL-EJ Journal).

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