Archive for July, 2011

Kool Kunming 2

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Saturday July 16 I have at least 50 students in the class, maybe more.   No matter how heartily they party the night before – and they do, as I could tell by the noise coming up from the parking lot at 3AM – they show up for class.   Some of them may look a little […]

Kool Kunming

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Wednesday July 13/Thursday July 14 It’s two o’clock in the morning, as the old song goes, and I’ve just checked into the beautiful Green Lake Hotel in Kunming.  It’s been 28 hours since the cab picked me up from the house yesterday.   Even when you’re flying business class, that long a trip is hard to […]

Oh, to be in England 2…

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Monday June 27 We took the scenic route down from the Lake District, on our way to see Sylv’s sister Jean and her family in Surrey.    Gorgeous drive.   Windy roads, stone walls demarking green fields up and across the mountainsides, lots of sheep.   We came down through Ambleside and Windermere, the two best-known Lake District […]

Oh, to be in England…

Friday, July 8th, 2011

“Oh, to be in England now that April’s here,” the poet Robert Browning rhapsodized wistfully from abroad about his beautiful homeland.   It was June when Sylv and I went back, but we felt the same way.  We’ve been in dozens and dozens of countries between us, but I don’t think there’s anywhere on earth more […]