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How do you measure a year in the life?

Last Sunday (8/26) I managed to roll out of my bed after a lazy afternoon, lace up my shoes, and despite a dull throb in my head that screamed to me: ‘don’t do it,’ I set off on Starkweather St and began running. … Continue reading

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Transitions

I got a job. It’s not the best job in the world, but it’s a job. It’s a job in an economy that is lacking. It’s a job that will allow me to finally settle down in one area for … Continue reading

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50/50 – 外国人!(Foreigners)

How many times have we heard the shrill voice of a Chinese child call out in glee (or sometime fear) “外国人!” What started as five people from two different schools eventually narrowed to a group of three. I apologize to … Continue reading

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49/50 – Mr. Hou Jian

In my mind, there are no words to really describe Mr. Hou (pronounced ‘hoe). He has been my teaching assistant for the past year and has been a continuous source of interest. He generally arrives at my apartment unannounced, asks … Continue reading

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48/50 – Frisbee

Every Thursday and Sunday for the past year a core group of students have been getting together to play the wonderful game of Ultimate Frisbee. The students that participate are mostly from the Sophomore reading classes I’ve mentioned before, but … Continue reading

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47/50 – 三轮车 (Three-Wheeled-Carts)

One might optimistically label these vehicles as deathtraps. If you look back at my video on driving rules in China you will see that nobody follows any sort of transportation rules when they take to the road, and these 3-wheeled … Continue reading

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46/50 – South Gate Restaurants

Just outside of the South gate of Henan University there area  variety of small, family owned restaurants. The South gate restaurants have always been our main source of food, serving us many quick dishes of potatoes on rice, kung pao chicken (not … Continue reading

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