Archive for February, 2010

Feb 24 2010

Deportee

Published by under Education,Teaching,Video

Things could always be worse. Still, the situation is increasingly bleak on the domestic and teaching fronts. I’m grateful for Kim and Sarah, to whom I sent an e-mail a few days ago canceling our lunch date because my spirits are too low. They both called to check on me, and Sarah encouraged me to […]

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Feb 19 2010

A World of Scorpions

Published by under Teaching,Travel

I hate children, which is too bad because I live in Cuidad de los Niños (named after the giant orphanage nearby) within Colonia Boulevares de San Francisco. One of the things I’ve always known about myself is that I never wanted to teach kids. Oh, sure: they’re fine at times, like when they’re asleep. But […]

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Feb 13 2010

Rat-Dog

Published by under Audio,Photo Galleries,Travel,Video

In México, some night watchmen make their rounds in the daytime. You can hear others at 2:00 am, sounding their presence every few seconds with a deep, flutey whistle. It’s mournful, like a faraway steam engine approaching and fading away. As I understand it, the function of the noise-making is to make sure they get […]

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