Monthly Archives: September 2010

The KKK Took My Baby Away (Or, How I Met The Wood Carver)

8:30 PM, Sunday night, in a dimly lit bar filled with small groups of young-adult Chinese. The air, which had previously stunk of must, was now filled with the faint odor of cigarette smoke and alcohol. The jovial bartender lays … Continue reading

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Just to shoot the breeze and evade the scene, on Frisbee Street

This song lyric comes from a not-so-well known artist named Micky Groome. It’s a rather cool tune and I thought it fit the mood of the week. My schedule works out this semester so that I am free from Thursday … Continue reading

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We were waist deep in the big muddy…

I absolutely love the vibrant significance of Pete Seeger’s “Waist Deep in the Big Muddy,” and the implications it held for television censorship when he sang it on the Smothers Brothers TV show during the Vietnam War… It’s been raining … Continue reading

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He said: “My name’s the teacher, that is what I call myself”

Please forgive the Jethro Tull lyric-title, I couldn’t come up with anything better. So if you’ve been following my updates via Facebook, you know that today was my first day of teaching. Mondays are my easy days– only one class … Continue reading

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Doctor, Doctor, Give Me The News! (I got a bad case of lovin’ you!)

In order to get a working permit in China and receive money from an employer, one must first pass a relevant (???) health inspection. Jackie escorted us on this task yesterday as we traveled to the nearby capital of Henan … Continue reading

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