Tag Archives: Sociology

Looking

I think what I am looking for is an adventure. The second year here feels old, and I want something new. A new place, new people, maybe a new language. A mountain to climb, a windmill to fight, something. It’s … Continue reading

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Posted in 2018-11, Lanzhou, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Teaching in Jingchuan 泾川

We’re spending a couple weeks in Jingchuan 泾川 to teach the local English teachers our methods. Most of us are still young, all of us lack the experience I would want before teaching this, but we know it better than … Continue reading

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Posted in 2018-07, Jingchuan, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Most of the Time

There is always a problem dealing with the courtesy and generosity here. It’s not that they’re not friendly, it’s not that they aren’t generous, it’s that they are too friendly, too generous. I go with it most of the time, … Continue reading

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Posted in 2018-07, Lanzhou, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Unexpected

It’s always the unexpected little things that have the biggest impact on my experience here. Like the joy of having a conversation suddenly switch from basic English to an attempt to explain the human condition. I think my favorite part … Continue reading

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Posted in 2018-05, Lanzhou, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment