Monthly Archives: April 2012

Where the Wild Things Are: Fauna of the Rebgong Valley, Part 2: The Marmots of Doom

Whenever I go running or hiking in the mountains above Rebgong, I make sure to keep my wits about me. While sometimes this vigilance fails to extend to the necessities of life, and though I often, lulled by the dreamy … Continue reading

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Where the Wild Things Are: Fauna of the Rebgong Valley, Part I: Dogs

I run down the narrow road, curving loopily as thread dropped on an uneven surface. I’m flying everdownwards into the valley, soaring over the snowcovered rutted track, slowing to dodge oozing pits of gangrenous yellow mud, twisting and sliding and … Continue reading

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White Person Problems

We recently received word of a projected electricity outage. For five days, the electricity would be turned off from 8am to 6pm. I didn’t ask why; it’s rare enough to get information about an event, change, or agenda item (or … Continue reading

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The Usual Adventures

Slight exaggerations (concerning schedule) included. Only slight. I write at the tail end of an unexpected five-and-a-half-day holiday, which in theory marked the occasion of Tomb Sweeping Day, an ancient Chinese holiday in which one visits (and cleans) the tombs … Continue reading

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Jabberwocky

For some reason, while running high on Yili ridge the other day, the poem Jabberwocky came into my head. Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe. All mimsy were the borogroves And the mome … Continue reading

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