Monthly Archives: October 2011

The Big Questions

This may become somewhat whiny. Forgive me; I’m in that kind of mood. The other day, Brooke and I were casually talking to our waiban when we casually broached the subject of motorcycles. This subject has been a touchy one … Continue reading

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Recent happenings

I realized that while I’ve written several blog posts recently, few have detailed what actually is happening in my life here in Rebgong. So without further ado, here are some highlights/memorable moments from the past several weeks. Going on an … Continue reading

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Rambles

The countryside has been incredibly beautiful recently, with the patchy deciduous forests on the mountainsides yellowing seemingly to the point of bursting with color, then browning into their winter hues; the grasses turning a burnt ochre, snows, light and ephemeral, … Continue reading

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Education, Privilege and Deserving

This is sort of confused and convoluted…but I’m super-busy and just wanted to get something up on the blog. Enjoy (or not). Since its inception eight years ago, the Rebgong ETP program (where I teach) has remained small. Each year, … Continue reading

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Early Winter: October Break in Yushu

The evening following my birthday celebration with friends in Xining, Devin, Sarah, Seigi and I jumped on the 6:30 sleeper bus to Yushu for an October holiday backpacking trip. Armed with what we thought was appropriate cold-weather gear, hummus, and … Continue reading

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