• saad
    Notes from Class

    The Story of Saad

    I don’t necessarily respect a lot of the lifestyle choices Saad makes, but the guy makes you laugh. He’s not a good student, doesn’t get good grades and is not smart. Academically speaking, he doesn’t [...]
  • soccer-ball
    The Supporters Section

    Soccer’s Answer for More Goals Lies Offside

    There’s always been one thing about The Beautiful Game that has bothered me. It doesn’t take advantage of its best asset – the goal. Not everyone sees it that way, however. As Chris Anderson and [...]
  • hear-no-evil
    Spilled Ink

    Academia’s Mistake in Legislating Language

    The New York Times had an article about the steps some universities take to ensure their students understand cultural differences. The opening of the piece begins with a nervous incoming freshman wondering if it was [...]
  • world-map
    Notes from Class

    Teaching English as a Social Experiment

    My job is to teach English to international students. They come from vastly different countries and cultures, but while their backgrounds differ, they are in class for the same reason – to learn English. The [...]


Soapbox Land features the writing of Ellis Reed.

Spilled Ink: For all of my opinions that I think should be heard, you'll find them here. Some of them aren't half-bad.

The Supporters Section: Sports fans can be some of the most irrational idiots on the planet. I am no exception, but that doesn't keep me from dreaming up ideas on how to improve the sports we love.

Notes From Class: I teach English to foreigners in the United States. They come from all over the globe, from varying walks of life to learn another language in my classroom. Poor saps. I then write about them anonymously on the Internet. Their identity has been spared, but the stories and the reactions are real.