Author Archives: jcrimm

Screw the Frostian “Two Roads” Imagery…

Not sure where this one came from/is going to. Also, pics are random; more to come. August has been a month of alternating extremes: at school, days of intense workaholism and days of utter boredom; in life, periods of intense responsibility and of carefree relaxedness; … Continue reading

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Why (not)

Slightly whiny and first-world-postmodern-existentialist-spoiled, but nevertheless what I’m thinking about. Also, this is apparently my 150th post! Who would have thought. This summer, it seems that an unusually high percentage of friends are adventuring across the globe in places that – … Continue reading

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In other lives

I’ve been missing the plateau a lot recently. I thought this feeling would slowly dissipate after spending more time in the states; on the contrary, I can’t help but feel it has grown stronger. I don’t say this as an … Continue reading

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Renao 热闹

Random thoughts at work. I have no excuses for not having posted for so long. My life has certainly been quite eventful: a great (if far-too-short) visit to Qinghai with Mike, followed by a 48-hour work/visit to San Francisco and … Continue reading

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A Cultural Experience

Last Monday night, I was treated to a dining experience unlike no other. I had been told that we would be eating at a special hotpot restaurant only for people born in after 1980 – the so-called 80后 (ba-ling-hou) generation. I had been … Continue reading

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High School Closure

Sappy. Sorry! I have a special relationship (or at least I like to think I do) with the first group of first-year students I taught in RG. I helped recruit them and then was privileged to work with them for two … Continue reading

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Beijing: the human city

Beijing has a reputation among Americans (and really most foreigners) as a bad place to live, a place where living conditions are so atrocious as to render it as unfit for human habitation as the icy, barren outer moons of Saturn. … Continue reading

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