Daily Archives: December 24, 2011

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: The Good #3 and #4

3. Lectures on Marxism I love being a nerd. I really do. I’m the most easily-entertained person you’ll ever meet. All I need is a book, and generally on something that would bore another person senseless. What in the world would be so appealing about a lecture in China on Marxism? Well, in the first place the literature department at… (more…)

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: The Good #1 and #2

1. Christmas concerts There really is some beautiful music at Christmas. Handel’s “Messiah,” “Silent Night” and its accompanying candlelight tradition, the jazz from the Charlie Brown Christmas movie. This is the kind of music that really does signal a special time of year, and every year here in Tianjin the International School band and choir put on a wonderful performance… (more…)

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