Monthly Archives: April 2013

The New Frontier

I am currently in the midst of a weeklong holiday for International Labor Day, one of China’s three major annual “golden weeks” of vacation. But before the holiday began, I was having trouble deciding what I wanted to do. Did … Continue reading

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The Madness

Last semester, I was asked by the headmaster if some administrators and teachers could watch one of my classes. I agreed, and three days later some twenty or thirty faculty and staff watched as I taught vocabulary in a language … Continue reading

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Love and Hatred, Part the Second

I stated in my previous post that I’ve been spending quite a bit of time reading the love stories written by my students, excellent examples of teenage romance, passion and hilarity. My other reading material this week has been the … Continue reading

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Love and Hatred (Part 1)

I am breaking this blog post in two due to length. I’ve recently been thinking a lot about love and hatred, and the humor needed to deal with both. My thinking has been prompted by two recent events, each of … Continue reading

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Into the Fray: Updates

randomness alert…be forewarned. I am an early riser, one of those apparently annoying people who, regardless of duration slept, is relatively energetic at hours when the acutely angled sunlight still bathes the landscape orange-tinged gold. Sometimes, I go for a … Continue reading

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