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  • Once a Psychologist, Always a....One of my evening students, Betty, age 32, is married with a 4 year old son, and lives with her in laws in a small apartment. She often misses class or is late, but has been quite open in her Posted by jonshapiro in Vagabonding at 60 | Jun 4, 2012
  • A Hakka ExcursionOur most fervent admirerer is still Happy, who, as it turns out, is also quite a rebel. Before coming to WECL she ran away from home and went to live with a relative after dropping out of high school. Posted by jonshapiro in Vagabonding at 60 | May 31, 2012
  • The Olympics and the EarthquakeOn Tuesday we all trooped down to the ring road by the beach to watch the Olympic Torch Relay. It was a mob scene and it was impossible to tell whether or not the torch runners actually went by. About Posted by jonshapiro in Vagabonding at 60 | Apr 18, 2012
  • All They Do Around Here is Eat I am always amazed yet totally convinced that the French above all else LOVE to eat. Thus, there are many festivals that come along in January and February like nobody's business. One only needs Posted by jlamarre in La Vie en Provence | Feb 27, 2012
  • Guilin, Yangshuo, and SurroundsFor our one week vacation we flew from Xiamen to Guilin, about 800K. The area around Guilin, including the tourist city of Yangshuo, is famous for its green karst mountains, straight out of a Chinese landscape painting. Posted by jonshapiro in Vagabonding at 60 | Feb 27, 2012
  • Thoughts on Chinese Culture and Teaching We have had very interesting discussions with some of my older students. One of them, who will remain nameless here, described the Chinese character as basically selfish, in that everyone just considers his own self-interest or the Posted by jonshapiro in Vagabonding at 60 | Feb 24, 2012
  • Getting to Know our Students Our day students, mostly in their early 20's, love to hang out with us and have dinner etc., while our evening students, because they are older are generally working. The more advanced group is easy to be with Posted by jonshapiro in Vagabonding at 60 | Feb 12, 2012
  • First Impressions: Xiamen, ChinaIt was hard, really hard, to pull ourselves away from Luang Prabang, but duty calls, and we were due to report for our English teaching jobs on the 26th. We got there by way of Bangkok where we Posted by jonshapiro in Vagabonding at 60 | Feb 1, 2012
  • Autumn is Upon Us Autumn Posted by jlamarre in La Vie en Provence | Nov 26, 2011
  • The Best (and Worst) of The British NewspapersNewspapers may be slowly circling the drain, heading down until they are no longer relevant. But they do still provide some interesting bits and bobs. There are two types of papers here in the UK. The tabloids - those Posted by GregW in Greg Wesson's Esoteric Globe | Sep 18, 2011
  • Living & dying as an imperial consortThey buried the concubines in pits, after the women had hung themselves from silk ropes or swallowed poison. This is what my guide to the Ming Tombs in China, John, informs me as we both stare down at the metal Posted by DenaAllen in D's got her boots on | Sep 5, 2011
  • Eric's 50th Birthday Celebration [i]Fifty Summers with Odysseus by Peter Sims Who is that man in bell-bottom pants Nursing the water pipe Who is that man with long hair Bound up in a hairnet Working in the Posted by jlamarre in La Vie en Provence | Aug 26, 2011
  • Things We Love About FranceTHE FOOD! Anyone who's read about our life in France so far will agree that Eric and I are both totally, thoroughly, 100% obsessed with food. Food in general, and definitely the food in Posted by jlamarre in La Vie en Provence | Aug 3, 2011
  • This Mah 'Hood'Howdy all. Long time no blog. The issue is that here seems so normal now that it doesn't feel like there's anything interesting to write about. So, I live in Jabal Wiebdeh, one of the oldest parts of the city. Jabal Posted by jenofear in Jen's Blog | Jul 14, 2011
  • Où est Robin Hood? After our trip to Spain, we stopped for a couple of days in Carcassonne, a historic, walled city in the southwestern part of France. Carcassonne is a UNESCO World Heritage site dating back to p Posted by jlamarre in La Vie en Provence | Jul 5, 2011
  • Relaxing in SpainOn the road again! This time, we headed west to visit Eric's grandfather Andre, "Cacou" as he's known, and his wife Claude. They live in Sant Antoni De Calonge, just outside of Palamós, Spain, in an area called the Costa Posted by jlamarre in La Vie en Provence | Jun 8, 2011
  • Planting a Garden Thanks to Aunt Hélène's generosity with some of her young seedlings, and Aunt Claire's generosity with carefully planned sections of the yard, we started our Provencal garden in early May! We s Posted by jlamarre in La Vie en Provence | May 31, 2011
  • Shopping with Claire, Marc and Cecile Having visitors gives us an excuse to shop and do a little sightseeing, too. Especially when one of those visitors is a 14-year-old mec or dude! So, on a rather rainy Saturday, we went alo Posted by jlamarre in La Vie en Provence | May 21, 2011
  • Easter Celebration EASTER SUNDAY As you might have guessed, the French don't skimp on food when Easter comes along. In fact, it is Easter Monday rather than Good Friday that is the big national holiday, w Posted by jlamarre in La Vie en Provence | May 14, 2011
  • Sardinia "Work Trip" Early morning upon arriving to Sardinia First ocean view on the road to the house [img=http://ph Posted by jlamarre in La Vie en Provence | Apr 29, 2011
  • Rome in a Day From Roquefort-les-Pins, France, we headed to Rome, Italy. We traveled along winding and narrow roads, twisting and turning Posted by jlamarre in La Vie en Provence | Apr 21, 2011
  • French Yard Sale Perhaps the most exciting news since our arrival was that there would be a Troc-Broc in town during the weekend. A [i]Troc-B Posted by jlamarre in La Vie en Provence | Apr 7, 2011
  • Walking with Fanette After a couple of days unpacking and resting, we were ready to get out and see the countryside. We began with a little morning jog. This turned out to be quite an adventure for me when I tried Posted by jlamarre in La Vie en Provence | Apr 2, 2011
  • Bienvenue a Roquefort les Pins, FranceWe are finally living in France. Bienvenue à notre vie à Roquefort-les-Pins! We traveled with quite a bit of luggage, as we headed to France indefinitely. Here are some photos of our voyage from Logan International Airport in Boston to Ni Posted by jlamarre in La Vie en Provence | Mar 27, 2011
  • AtlantaAtlanta’ya 2009 yılının Temmuz ayında iş nedeniyle taşındık. İlk izlenimimiz diğer yaşadığımız eyaletlere göre siyah nüfusun alıştığımızdan fazla olmasıydı. İkinci dikkatimizi çeken ise; bir çok caddeye “Peachtree-Şeftali” isminin verilmesiydi. Şeftalinin Posted by ayferonur in Ayfer-Onur Seyahatnamesi | Mar 21, 2011
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