Monthly Archives: January 2012

Teaching Decisions

In the course of a day teachers make decisions.  Here are some examples from my teaching days. open the windows or not?  Our activity has pieces that students will sort into columns, and it’s windy—on the other hand we need … Continue reading

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Another School Day with No Instruction — And a Silver Lining

You know by now that I’m concerned about the high percentage of class periods that are cancelled for one reason or another (5 PCVs kept data for a month and it was 35% not just in my town, across all … Continue reading

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Cowboy Days in My Town

Hey, y’all, I recon’ we have these Cowboy Days every year, with cattle auctions, a market of course, music, speeches, a parade, who knew?  I’m listening to the music from my home (it’s loud) and it’s essentially all in English, … Continue reading

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Modern without Development

It’s modern to have a refrigerator.  It’s developed to use the refrigerator to increase your food safety, for example by storing cooked foods in it and then reheating them for use.   In rural Thailand the typical use of a refrigerator … Continue reading

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My new friend detected idealism in me and said it’s a character flaw

I agreed and said I’d heard that they have something for that now, a pill or something.   Hey, a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer from Thailand’s group 10 should know an idealist when he sees one, right?  Fred and Jo Q. … Continue reading

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A Perfect Gift

I’m reading a book.  It’s the deluxe edition, and the pages have a beauty of their own, before the words were even put on them. The pages are so smooth there’s a sensual delight just to touch them.  The top … Continue reading

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Churches in Bangkok

Let’s see, I have been to a number of churches and haven’t updated you… My first was Christ Church, founded in the late 1800s through the cooperation of king Rama V. If you’re not up on your Thai history he … Continue reading

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