Monthly Archives: June 2012

Adventures

Thunder, tolling bell-like in richly resonant peals, vibrate boomingly around you with earthshaking force. Bolts of lightning fall missile-like from lowlying, weightily pregnant clouds above, striking rough talus and snowfields and peaks and valleys at random, both time and place … Continue reading

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Music

Throngs of eager students, enthusiasm ratcheted to radioactive levels by packets of sugary snacks, crowd around the narrow door to the school hall. Teachers usher their young children through the mob, while administrators stand aloof to one side, silently watching … Continue reading

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计划不如变化快 (Plans aren’t as fast as changes)

Since moving to Qinghai, I’ve been devoting many of my thoughts to the concept of time – a concept which is not nearly as static and inflexible as Americans often assume. By all accounts, the United States is a nation … Continue reading

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Teaching

Recently, teaching has been more enjoyable than ever. This is certainly not due to the departure of my 3rd-year class, which was always a delight to teach. Rather, the first-year students have been making visibly significant progress, allowing for more … Continue reading

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