Living Appropriately: Musings From a History Teacher in Colombia
On Maxwell, Mingus & Mumford: My 15 Favorite Albums

On Maxwell, Mingus & Mumford: My 15 Favorite Albums

Maxwell: Embrya (1998) I saw Maxwell live once while I was living in Columbus, Ohio in 2000 and will never forget it. In my opinion, there is not a more under-appreciated musical artist out there today–this guy has got some serious vocal chops. He is not...
Sailing to Byzantium

Sailing to Byzantium

Sailing to Byzantium by William Butler Yeats That is no country for old men. The young In one another’s arms, birds in the trees— Those dying generations—at their song, The salmon-falls, the mackerel-crowded seas, Fish, flesh, or fowl, commend all summer long Whatever...
Happy Chinese Moon Festival

Happy Chinese Moon Festival

Today was the official celebration of the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival here in Taiwan. It’s one of the most important days on the calendar here and an official national holiday. Although most of my local friends here were...