Date night with Jenny and Saint Rich at The Pinhook. There was one person at the bar, when we got there, like when you make a reservation at a restaurant and show up to find the place empty. Who knew there'd be an opening band on a Sunday night? Saint Rich eventually played after opening … Continue reading Saint Rich @The Pinhook
you wouldn't start a run in a storm. but when the rain spontaneously starts mid-run, though you knew full well it was drizzling when you left the house, you can enjoy it with childlike abandon. that feeling of being soaked to your underpants and squishing along in your sneakers is better only when you're squishing … Continue reading idyllic al buehler
I’m prejudiced. I discovered this last Friday when I lost my wallet. Not my best day. Retracing the afternoon, I thought about the two places the wallet could be and the one place I wanted it to be. I crossed my fingers I’d left the wallet at my tenants’ home where I’d visited earlier in … Continue reading kick in the pants
I discovered I’m a bit of a bigot. Last Friday, 10 minutes before meeting my friend Rene for dinner, I realized I’d lost my wallet. @#$%! Where could I have left the damn thing? What is wrong with me for not zipping my purse? How long will it take to replace a Korean visa? Are … Continue reading I am still learning.
Caffe Bene in Seoul playing Durham's Nnenna Freelon.
god caught up with me today on a powdery path round east campus. we had 6 inches of snow in durham last night. whut? durham and duke staff did an amazing job with roads and sidewalks. the usual tuesday route was pastoral. two couples i passed were smiling and holding hands. three japanese guys taking … Continue reading snow day
was the lesson tonight at durham literacy center ESOL class. mother, father, daughter, son, brother, sister, so on...and then they throw in man, woman, men, women, parents, children..it really is a lot of complicated material to learn. i was flustered to be late to class (why can i never find lakewood baptist church? 3 mi … Continue reading families
oh my but we ate well at michael and fouzia's house yesterday. one plate meal and no silverware! yum. fouzia made couscous, which is way more exciting than it sounds. couscous w/7 vegetables--topped with butternut squash, zucchini, turnips, cabbage, carrots, what else..? and with chicken marinated in ginger and onion. so delicious. and for the … Continue reading moroccan feast
so excited so excited. yea yea yea! i'm going to volunteer at The Durham Literacy Center which has (tada) ESOL teaching opportunities. the next orientation is in late August, by which time, I'll have finished the TESOL certificate. so the good information i've learned won't seep out of my head. teaching opportunities are one night … Continue reading ESOL in Dtown