Author Archives: jcrimm

Connections and Absences

Written in one sitting in the morning…slightly blurry and strange. Enjoy…? Last night, the last dream I remember having was about one of my students. I was in the school gym after an event of some kind. Perhaps a basketball … Continue reading

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Togetherness In Times of Isolation

Random and wandering, as usual. For those of you who have read through some of this blog, I have a history of having my movements limited by government mandate. While I was living in China, there were long periods of … Continue reading

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你是我的菜

It’s been almost 2 years since I’ve written a post here, so I figured it was time for a bit of an update. Or a summary, or at the least a few salient points. Or not: every time I’ve attempted … Continue reading

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The more things change…

I’ve been somewhat remiss from posting for…a year. My bad! Things are going very well (in short). This is from a recent trip to the plateau. As soon as I arrived in Xining this June, I started a list of … Continue reading

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An Acknowledgement of Profound Ignorance

Sorry for recent silence! This has been a very busy spring. Also, I can’t get a picture up here… “Stop talking about this.” Ms. Zhang abruptly turned towards me, her razor-sharp whisper a dramatic contrast from her previously cordial tone. … Continue reading

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Adventures Continue!

Cliches about having not updated the blog for ‘too long’ aside, I simply wanted to share recent adventures and happenings rather than delve into some deep sociocultural morass of ethics and behavior. We’ll see where that gets me. The last … Continue reading

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Updates! Chaos!

Random stuff. Above pics are from a late September trip to Thousand Island Lake. There has been so much work recently that I haven’t had time to even think about updating this blog! So, for now, I’ll do a quick-and-dirty … Continue reading

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