Writing Test Questions is Hard

Writing Test Questions is Hard

I’ve known this for a while. I first learned it when I was writing a test for my TEFL students. I had to figure out questions that were hard enough to demonstrate that they understood the material, but not so hard that they would be completely demoralized. I...
Why I Write for Myself First

Why I Write for Myself First

“I give you my word, as a Spaniard.” “No good. I’ve known too many Spaniards.” This was the exchange Inigo and Wesley said to one another after Inigo had cut the rope and Wesley continued climbing up the Cliffs of Insanity in the movie “The Princess Bride.” Inigo...
Glorious walk today at Brightwater

Glorious walk today at Brightwater

I typically walk at the Brightwater sewage treatment plant several times a week. It’s one of those places where if you don’t live here it sounds strange to consider wanting to go to. But I really love this area. Several years ago, King County (the county...
Are You Happy?

Are You Happy?

It’s been a while since I’ve written. That seven word sentence says so much more than it seems. I haven’t written in this blog since October. Other sites I write for have languished even longer. This would be fine if I could say I was working on...