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Month: January 2015

English Teacher Psychiatry

People are more willing to talk personally when it’s not in their native language. I’ve rested my posterior on soft-backed chairs in stuffy boardrooms all over this city. I’ve tasted what brown swill they’ve called coffee and asked generic questions like, “What kinds of projects have you been working on?” and “Oh, could you tell me more about that?” I’ve listened and nodded where…

Week 01: Book Log

One of my goals for 2015 is to read 52 novels by the end of the year. It’s common in this country to organize a schedule by weeks instead of months, and now that week one, short though it was, has ended, we can see how well we’ve fared so far. Books: Title: Blood Meridian Author: Cormac McCarthy Status: Currently at 40% This…

2015

The year: 2015. The place: Earth. I’m making plans, big and small. Let’s review: 1. Most importantly, the baby is coming. This was the last Christmas with just the two of us. I don’t want to be one of those people who only talks about his reproductive abilities (see just about every person my age on facebook if you want that), so that’s…