Tag Archives: Sociology

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

Death as an Outsider

It’s always surprising to me when someone looks to me for advice, or someone to talk to. Not because I can’t do it, but it’s rare that I seek people out to talk to them about problems in my life. … Continue reading

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Posted in 2018-04, Lanzhou, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Linze (临泽)and the Rainbow Mountains

Danxia is on the edge of the Gobi Desert, just outside of Zhangye (张掖) several hours North of here. It’s beautiful. The desert is a soft brown, spotted with green and purple plants. The natural landscape is amazing, but sparse … Continue reading

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Posted in 2017-10, Uncategorized, Zhangye | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What We Have. (Updated)

The first week of teaching has had its ups and downs, but not in any way I expected. Sometimes the differences in culture and personality are extreme, and, I don’t know, confusing, depressing maybe. Most of what I have found … Continue reading

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Posted in 2017-09, Lanzhou, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment