Slogging through the blah days, in search of bagels

It’s just past mid-February, and the weather forecast for today is 22°F and sunny. Emma is reading Webtoons (her Sunday morning ritual) as I write this, and we are about to take the bus downtown to see How to Train Your Dragon 3, which Emma has been asking me about for a while. I figured … Continue reading Slogging through the blah days, in search of bagels

Mongolia International University: A beautiful but fragile vision

The MIU campus, photo from their website. The dorm hasn't been built yet. I’ve been wanting to write a bit more about Mongolia International University (MIU) for a while now. I’ve been struggling with a post about teaching here that I hope to finish soon. But I thought giving you a more general idea about … Continue reading Mongolia International University: A beautiful but fragile vision

Living in the dorm at Mongolia International University

The dorm on the left, the building where my office is on the right. As I write this, I am listening to the elephants upstairs. Sometimes it sounds like they are trying to pound through the floor. Someone is playing Offenbach’s Can-Can on an electronic keyboard. Someone (else?) is screaming. And the elephants are jumping … Continue reading Living in the dorm at Mongolia International University