Saffle Says --- Lessons for English Learners

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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Greenwich Mean Time

I was reading a Wired story when it occurred to me I have seen this building before. It was when I first visited my friend Richard at his house in Greenwich, UK. You can check out the article here:

You can also see my pictures of UK by clicking on the photo.

Greenwich Time: the time as measured on the prime meridian running through Greenwich, England: used in England and as a standard of calculation elsewhere.


Sunday, June 07, 2009

Softball is a fun game for grownups

Softball Practice
Originally uploaded by Michael Saffle
I love to play softball. I have been playing since 2000 when I was assistant coach to the Tajima Junior High School girls softball team, in Fukushima, Japan. When I got back home I joined the JETAA softball team and sometimes played for the Japan America Society of Washington. When I got a job in Washington D.C. I joined the company's softball team in 2005. I have played for them each summer since. Our league is made up of teams from other International Education companies and organizations around the Washington D.C. area. My team, the Institute for International Education (IIE) is now 2-1. That's 2 wins and one loss. I hope to have more pictures up soon of our games but for now you can see pictures of our practice by clicking on the picture.

Wish us luck this season! We want to win it all!


Saturday, June 06, 2009

President Obama loves cheese burgers!

President Barack Obama is a healthy eater most of the time. But one of his vices are good old fashioned American cheese burgers. This is a picture of Barry (his nickname) going to a Washington D.C. Five Guys burger place. I love Five Guys burgers! If you ever get the chance to visit D.C. you have to try them. Great burgers and great fries. President tested, Obama approved.