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scorching desert heat
no blissful leafy forest
only dusty roads

Kim M. Russell, 2018

My response to Carpe Diem #1362 Gansu (Northern route)

This month we are on a journey ‘Along The Silk Road’ through China and around the Taklamakan Desert while reading Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse. 46 more words



From South to North

After the two weeks spent in HongKong and Shenzhen with university, my girlfriend and I started our journey to explore the Mainland. 955 more words


A Non-Christmas Celebration of December 25th, Fake News, and more

The war on Christmas has arrived, and for the first time in nearly a decade it has nothing to do with Barack Obama! (I jest, I jest! 904 more words

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This week I started the Sophomore Writing Class with Katy Perry’s video, Wide Awake. Presumably the song is about the collapse of Katy’s short-lived marriage to Russell Brand. 845 more words

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School Happenings

Broadcast Exercise Competition (广播体操比赛)

A few weeks ago my afternoon class was cancelled – over half my students would instead take part in the “ 848 more words

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From Xining to Zhangye

Xining: Tibetan Medicine Museum

Earlier this autumn I made a weekend trip to Xining, taking the 70 minute bullet train. Xining is the capital of Qinghai province, and the gateway to areas of China with heavier Tibetan influence. 801 more words

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