From China. 1.Like most things that I have encountered in this hemisphere, Christmas here is weird in a delightfully¬†kooky¬†kind of way in which Christmas trees show up in the lobbies of apartment buildings covered in Halloween spiderwebs and burnt out lights. 2.I work on Christmas. I don’t want to talk about it. 3.There has, however, […]


Warning, gross things happen in this post. Not for the faint of heart or those eating lunch. Gather round ye ladies and gents for a classic tale of teaching English in China. All was well with each of the 49 students in class #14 at #6 Middle school, and English they were learning until the […]

Squatting, not just for potties.

I am trying my darnedest to become a more culturally aware person, and by proxy so are you. In my few months in China I have learned an array of things that are stunningly unimportant and yet equally (at least to me) fascinating. 1. Stinky Tofu. This is just exactly what it sounds like. It […]

November, December, I can’t remember

I know that I have been a scant presence on the internet these days, and I thought I would explain myself. I, on top of teaching full time, decided to once again participate in National Novel Writing Month. NaNoWriMo for those of you in the know. This is a writing challenge in which participants indulge […]