Category Archives: China

In search of the beginning…

You wake up (this has happened more often than not) and look urgently for the familiar. That strange segue from sleep consciousness to whatever we are now calling the waking hours is murky. Viscous, one might say if they were … Continue reading

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Mental Body Imaging.

I used to live with a bulemic (truth be told, I have lived with two bulemics, two anorexics, an exercise bulemic, a laxative addict, and several compulsive eaters – but hey, I came up in the 80s where, according to … Continue reading

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Gung Hei Fat Choi from this Metal Dog to all of you!

I had no idea how much I would be influenced by Chinese traditions when I first arrived in Asia. But now, eighteen months into my repatriation, I have to say, I’ve not left it all behind. In fact, I have … Continue reading

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Well, then. My work (t)here is done.

I once flew across the Pacific Ocean for a weekend just for the chance to meet someone. It was like, 26 hours in the air and 48 hours on the ground… and I never even met the man. Seriously. I … Continue reading

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WC2010: My second World Cup in Asia

Here we come Walking down the street We get the funniest looks from Everyone we meet. When the 2006 World Cup kicked off I was traipsing around Southeast Asia. That sounds a lot more idyllic than it was. True, I … Continue reading

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(I was once) Lost. That series ended, too.

I just finished taking my written exam in my yoga teacher training course.  It was not that hard. Or maybe it was, I am not really sure. Either way, with several uninterrupted hours ahead of me (as I finished 2 … Continue reading

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Thank you 欧阳江河 (Ouyang Jianghe)

Poetry. Again. No escape. I guess I will just admit it. I like it. Dammit. Last week one of my students came in with a proposal for a literature project on the Chinese poet Ouyang Jianghe. What the fuck? Chinese … Continue reading

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