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A Mother’s Blood-curdling cries in a Silent Village

Today began like every Wednesday. I woke up early — so I could lay around and read the news, snuggle a little longer– before a day met. Washed my face/tidied the hair. Did a full-length mirror check. — Below me … Continue reading

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Magnum Opus

Last year I arrived at my school on Friday, they told me, I would commence teaching, Monday–2nd Grade. My heart: panicked, ached, worried, angered, cried, smiled, bewildered :all over itself. If you teach 2nd Grade you cannot be: shy, non-animated, … Continue reading

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Buddhist Agenda

So I have further thrown myself into studying Buddha. At first I took the five precepts and began saying a mantra. I thought, overnight I could become a Buddhist and a good one at that. Nothing happens overnight except bad … Continue reading

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Foreign Teacher

You can tell China is a about 95% homogeneous society just by some of the vocabulary. When people see you sometimes children will shout, ‘waiguoren/meiguoren’ meaning Foreigner or American. I like to shout back ‘zhongguoren,’ meaning Chinese. In the US … Continue reading

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