Monthly Archives: September 2015

The rise and fall of “Christian Europe”

I first went to Hungary in August of 1992. It was a very hot summer; at the Olympics then being held in Barcelona, I remember seeing TV footage of horses and riders getting completely drenched by multiple hoses before heading … Continue reading

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Fond Farewells, aka “To Sir with Love”

One of the few downsides to the teaching profession is the routine and inevitable conclusion of a term, usually an emotional and physical lump of dough filled with many too many things to do baked with too little sleep and … Continue reading

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A trip to the sake brewery

We are in the waning days of my time at IUJ. The temperature has dropped into the reasonable range, the trees are beginning to show bits of color, and the rice fields have morphed slowly from the verdant young green … Continue reading

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