Archive for March, 2011

Mar 11 2011

Natural Disaster

Published by under Mothers & Daughters,Teaching

When I read Anna’s email this morning about the 8.9 earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan, I was stunned. It was the last day of classes for me at UC Davis. I had some language games planned. How can one worry about language-learning and games at a time like this, when people don’t know if […]

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Mar 10 2011

Your Mother…

Published by under Teaching

Today was my second-to-last day with my current group of students, almost all of whom are Japanese (along with one Saudi, one South Korean and one Taiwanese, and a couple who are Chinese living in Japan). In one class, my student was giving a presentation on American taboos, so I let him say “fuck” as […]

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Mar 09 2011

The Times, They Are A’ Changin’

Published by under Animals,Teaching

Why is there an a before changin‘? That doesn’t make sense to me. Maybe he meant, well, uh, changin’. I’m roasting owl pellets. Ever since Eleni discovered them under a conifer in the front yard last weekend, I’ve been harvesting. The scent of baking owl pellets is one I suggest you avoid if possible. But […]

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