Self-introduction that accounts for my vocation as an instructor of English as an additional language.
Coronavirus: the unseen cause with visible effects
Model for a cause-and-effect personal essay, on the theme of coronavirus.
Entering El Valle de la Paz
Winds of the spirit blew soothingly late this morning through Valle de la Paz cemetery in Hargill, Texas, the place of interment of Chicana author and borderlands theorist Gloria Anzaldúa.
Dangling chicken for Maryland blue crabs
This is a writing sample for students in the intensive-English program at UTSA. They were writing about how they acquired a skill and the steps that they took to learn it.
Playing a ‘cascarita’ with words
This post appeared on my earlier website, The Global Game: Soccer as a Second Language (2003-2010), on January 6, 2009, and helps explain how I made the transition, over ten years, from freelancer on world football to, today, an English as a Second Language specialist at the University of Texas at San Antonio.