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Tai Chi: What Goes Around Comes Around

It had only been two days on this mountain in Hubei province. But in a whole new environment—-one that encouraged the focus of every moment, no less—this meant a concentrated, super-saturated 48 hours that provided enough fodder for two previous blog posts. Yes, Einstein, time is relative, and seeing this play out when living on … Continue reading »

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Back to School Part Two: Student Teaching

The semester was under way. I was in full swing teaching English: flinging the verbage and nounage and adjectiveage in my best Minnesotanese. And though it may seem a more boring or ordinary example of what I did in China—certainly a more regular one—this steady involvement also created an intimacy which, in turn, allowed for … Continue reading »

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Back to School Part One: Getting Schooled

Through all the honks and beeps of chaotic street traffic, past all the beautiful landscapes, the tranquility of forty-five elderly folks performing tai chi in the city square each Saturday morning, or heck, the oddity of seeing alligators for sale at the market, it was easy to forget about the most involved aspect of my … Continue reading »

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