Wednesday, October 18, 2017

House Cleaning

I don't think loves to do chores around the house, but they have to be done. In my newest listening activity, I've created some practice on just this topic. GIve it a try:

Recycling Our Waste to Save the Planet

As human beings, we tend to create a great deal of waste and at times don't do a lot to recycle. This means anything from recycling newspapers and plastic bottles to fruit and vegetable scrapes. Since we have a garden, we usually take old banana peels and potato and melon skins, and compost them back into the soil. Not everyone has the space for that, but it is one way not just filling up garbage dumps with biodegradable materials that can easily break down and be reused. Here are a couple of videos on my site on this topic:

Friday, October 13, 2017

Meaningful Relationships

Developing healthy relationships with others is vital for a person's emotional well-being. I've been married for almost 30 years, and I certainly, try, although imperfectly, to care for and love my family. What's the secret? Compassion, validation, humility, and the ability to be wrong and admit your mistakes.
With this in mind, I created a number of listening activities on the subject. Enjoy.

Wonderful Dinner Meals

Without question, my wife is the most experienced cook in the house, and my oldest daughter makes some awesome curry. So, where do I fit in? I'm well behind them, to tell the truth, BUT one thing I enjoy cooking is spaghetti and meatballs, and that's what I made last night. I also picked some of our last green peppers from the garden, and one of them was huge.
Now, if you're interested in a more humorous story about cooking, give this conversation a try:

Thanksgiving Day

One of my favorite holidays is Thanksgiving Day. A day to be gracious, a day to be deeply grateful, a day to remember the selfless service that others have showered upon you, a day to reflect on each moment we share with others.
I've just created a listening activity on this day. Give it a try:

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Wedding Ceremonies

I'm adding some new recordings to my Web site, www.dailyesl.com. This new one focuses on wedding traditions in some places in the United States. Give it a try:

Friday, September 15, 2017

New Landscaping

I enjoy gardening, but I don't know a whole lot about landscaping and sprinkler systems, so right now we are having some work done on our yard. It's coming well, and thing should be done soon. On a similar topic, I created a listening conversation on a related topic in which a man takes landscaping into his own hands with disastrous results. Give it a try: