Tag Archives: Students

Bourdain and Quixote

After coming back from Tianshui, I could feel myself starting to shut down. Months of nonstop work, or at least what felt like it was really starting to get to me. I am an extrovert by practice, but an introvert … Continue reading

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Posted in 2018-06, Lanzhou, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Feast or Famine

Feast or famine, that seems to be the pattern here. A few weeks ago I was bored. Now, there is never enough time. Classes, projects, students, teachers, friends. This job is difficult for an introvert. I am still enjoying it, … Continue reading

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

Asking Why

This place is such a mix of the old and new worlds, always changing, but there are still traces of the world that was. It’s in the details, like the brooms they use to sweep the streets and the small … Continue reading

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Posted in 2017-11, Lanzhou, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Waiting for the Tide

With the new campus opening and everything that goes with it, I’m only teaching two classes right now. That combined with the clinic hours means I’m working about half as much as expected, so I fill my days with Chinese, … Continue reading

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