Monthly Archives: September 2011

My afternoon ESL-3 (Intermediate Low) class – photos & lesson plans

Last week, Richard Rose took these photos of my afternoon ESL class.  What a good-looking class!  Leave a comment! Your teacher, John Mears Advertisements

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Fire season 2008 revisited

I have always been fascinated with fires and disasters. Since moving to L.A., I’ve gotten up close and personal with both.  Here is a sequence showing the Sesnon Fire, October 2008.  The morning of October 13, I noticed a large … Continue reading

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Why the religious right is incredibly wrong… even according to the Bible!

In an earlier essay, I argued that we need to have compassion for those on the far right.  Here, I will argue that the religious right in the USA is not only wrong for our country and wrong for the … Continue reading

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On having compassion for those on the Far Right

As you can see, I bear no physical resemblance to Gautama Buddha. I’m not Gautama Buddha, but I do believe in compassion.  I believe in loving and respecting everyone, even those with whom I disagree.  Which is most people. Perhaps … Continue reading

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