1 I do not now manage my time as I would like to, due to (a) my Reeducation related disability, (b) what my assigned schedule is, and (c) what customs are in this culture. And I tend to be flexible and relaxed, yet structured. But this culture expects almost complete flexibility, at least from women; … More Academic Mondays: Robert Boice?
Music for a weekend of grading, while the universities mutate and distribute themselves over crimes. I was just, finally, recovering from having my education stolen, so this is all quite ironic. I saw it all coming long ago, however, which does show that I am a good trend spotter. This is not enough satisfaction. I … More Fragile
Lately I have been exhilarated but today I am tired, and I miss my home in the city where the air is clear and dry and things are brown and dark green and red, or on the coast where things are white and teal and blue. Axé.
Jerry Lee Lewis was from Louisiana, too, and he could shake more than Bobby Jindal ever will, but we still have a whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on. For the Mexican bicentennial, which is today, this blog has moved to a new phase. New understandings of Reeducation or of one’s relationship to Education will not be … More Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On
We live in the country and share food. Food I have received in the past includes, but is not limited to ducks and squirrel (“they’re clean, Ma’am, but watch out for the buckshot, I may not have gotten it all”), and has extended more recently to honey from bee-loud glades. Now somebody with cows has … More Steak with Four Peppers
We are making deals with Bobby Jindal right here. In the meantime we are having an excellent time in classes. Truly. Axé.
Here’s a dark video I don’t dare show in class, by the great Mexican band Café Tacuba. It is written entirely in Mexico City slang, but there is a translation right here. Here is a very different song by the same band I don’t dare show in class, again because it is too dark. I … More Chilanga Banda
No es Chile el que limita con la Cordillera de los Andes, con el Desierto del Salitre, con el Océano Pacífico, con la unión de los dos océanos: la cosa es al revés. Es la Cordillera de los Andes la que limita con Chile, el Océano Pacífico es el que llega hasta la cumbre del … More Nicanor Parra
We may have vertical cuts at my university and I am slowly getting an interview wardrobe together. Today I bought these shoes. They had been marked down from $148 to $37, which I considered very good. Axé.
The gate of hell, so gloomy so cold so deep and so far away, opening and closing at the bottom of the dry well Girls dare not bend to look in afraid of a hand pushing from behind Concubine Zhen died thin. Her husband was an emperor, her mother-in-law the emperor dowager Widowed for many … More Zou Jingzhi