Return To Black Mountain

When I was last in Dalian, almost 2 years ago now, I joined a couple of students on a hike up Black Mountain with the promise of some stellar views of the city. Unfortunately, I’m not even sure if we reached the summit as a very thick smog rolled in. It was so thick that […]

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That Time I Got A Massage

Over the last four or five days, I’ve been waking up noticing that my back has been feeling tighter and tighter. Sadly, despite all of the stretching and moving I’ve been doing, I just haven’t been able to loosen up. I think it may have something to do with the hotel bed in which I’m […]

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Leaving For Change

As I wrote¬†earlier this month, my summer is going to be packed with a lot of travel and that has me smiling from ear to ear. However, if you’ll recall, one particular destination in my list of summertime travels was still up-in-the-air. Specifically, when last I wrote I had no idea where the Leave For […]

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End Of A Semester

While the semester doesn’t formally end until later this week, I finalized all of the grades for the courses I was teaching on Friday. This means I can now devote my time to finishing up some papers, plotting out some grant applications, prepping myself for summer travels, and organizing the students who are working with […]

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