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November 9, 2010
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Greetings Everyone!

This blog is written to introduce you to the culture and daily life of the United States.

Because the American society is a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural one,  I will focus on the common items that transcend the many cultures and the experiences that Americans encounter in everyday life.  The society is very diverse, therefore, the blogs I write will not apply to every person, but in a general sense.  Hopefully enough information will be provided to help you imagine that "You Are There!"

 

01:25 PM Jun 30 2016

englishteacher24/7
United States

You're welcome Amira.

I offer my condolences to the families of those who lost their lives at the airport in Istanbul and pray for those injured in the bombing.

02:58 PM Jun 29 2016

La Princesse de la vie
Egypt

How kind this boy is!

My Grandmother always tells me that every good deed you do for others, every help you provide is held for you till comes the day you'll need it, but unfortunately most people are ignorant of this fact.

Thank you Mr. Alston for sharing this heart-touching story!

02:51 PM Jun 29 2016

englishteacher24/7
United States

Yesterday I was eating lunch at a restaurant with a view to the cars leaving the parking lot. Near the end of the parking lot was a homeless man sitting on the ground with a sign asking for help to buy some food. I observed several customers in their cars exiting the parking lot and ignoring this man.

Finally I observed a young boy on a bicycle, stopped, reached in his pocket and gave the man some coins he had in his pocket. The man thanked the boy and the boy rode away on his bicycle.

There's a lot we adults can learn from children!

 

07:03 PM Jun 13 2016

englishteacher24/7
United States

Thank you both for your comments in memory of Muhammad Ali.

Unfortunately now I must offer my condolences to the families of the victims in Orlando, Florida.

02:38 PM Jun 05 2016

WobblyJoe

WobblyJoe
United States

That is certainly true. He had fans everywhere and was a classy guy who had a great many fans. His fights were exciting to watch and in his personal life; he stood up for his rights as an American, raised a caring and respected family, and often provided comments to the media that gave real insight on social issues.

His 'trash talk poetry' is legendary, and can be found online easily along with his serious comments. Nearly everyone here knows "float like a butterfly, sting like a bee".

He was given America's highest award a few years ago in recognition of his great contributions to us all.

12:16 AM Jun 04 2016

englishteacher24/7
United States

"Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee, you can't hit what you can't see!" Muhammad Ali

The great boxing legend passed away today in Phoenix, Arizona

He was 74 years old, honored and admired by many.

My condolence to his family.

09:08 PM May 29 2016

englishteacher24/7
United States

The U.S. Presidential nomination campaign between the candidates has evolved into a few surprises. First of all, Donald Trump was not taken very seriously in the beginning but now he is the presumptive nominee for the Republican Party.

Furthermore, members of his party that previously was against supporting him as the nominee are now one-by- one supporting him as their nominee.

On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton has the most popular and electoral votes, but the Bernie Sanders followers are more enthusiastic to support their candidate.

The country is split right down the middle during this election and it will be interesting which candidate will be the next U.S. President. Stay tuned!

05:19 PM May 01 2016

englishteacher24/7
United States

Amira, that's the goal, to increase your understanding. Thanks for your feedback and studious mindset. Keep on keeping on!

10:46 AM May 01 2016

La Princesse de la vie
Egypt

Thanks for the explanation Mr. Alston. Now I have a better comprehension of the earlier statement.

05:24 PM Apr 30 2016

englishteacher24/7
United States

Amira, you've asked some good questions and I'll try to answer them.

By using the phrase "off the hook" it indicates a state that is approaching being out of control. By using the word "way" in front of "off the hook" takes it to another level of being almost out-of-control.

The "battle" you mentioned is not a climax, the climax will occur during the time when the selected nominees are battling each other.

Concerning the meaning of "a drag-out-fight," it indicates a serious fight or argument. The literal meaning I believe comes from the sport of boxing where one of the boxers is physically knocked out and dragged out of the boxing ring. Hence, the campaigning is on the level of a serious verbal fight.

I hope this answer gives you understanding. Others may have the same questions and your pro-activeness to ask helps them as well. Thanks for asking your questions.

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