Category Archives: Vibrant Significance

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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43/50 – Reading Classes

Following closely on the heels of ‘Students that care’ are my two reading classes. I taught these students both semesters and it was always a pleasure. Classes were never dull, and the students challenged me every bit as much as … Continue reading

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It’s 9 o’clock on a Saturday… (Well, ok, 7 on a Friday!)

So here I sit. Suvarnabhumi International Airport, Bangkok. In less than one hour I will be sitting comfortably (??) on an airplane pushing hard to reach cruising velocity. My destination, Shenzhen, China, is the first stop on a 43 hour … Continue reading

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There’s a place downtown where the freaks all come around

Contrary to America, the weekend after Thanksgiving simply does not hold the same significance in China. There are no Black Friday specials, no mobs of hungry shoppers trampling each other, and a certain lack of Christmas cheer. Of course, this … Continue reading

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Moon Over China Bring My Love to Me Tonight!

Long time no update, huh? I will admit to a sudden infliction of extreme laziness when it came to keeping up with relatives/friends and this blog. I will also admit to the extreme amount of shame I have felt for … 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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