Heading Home and then to China

I’m finally committed to going to teach in China. I start March 1st in Guangzhou (Guangdong province) at the Guangzhou University for three months, with an option for renewing my contact. I’m really looking forward to going! I feel I have so much more to offer now...

Venice Day Three – Gondola Ride

Friday, January 18. 2008 The gondola held five people and there were five of us on board, wobbling along through the back canals. Unfortunately we didn’t really know where we were going and our gondolier didn’t enlighten us. I know we started in the Canale di San...

Venice Day Three

Friday, January 18, 2008 The hotel actually came through with the wake-up call this morning. Alas, the day was still cloudy, though by mid-morning the sun was peaking through the roof tops and glinting off the water through a weak fog. I was supposed to be going on...

Venice Day Two

Thursday, January 17, 2008 It’s still raining muskrats and beavers today, and I was supposed to go on a historical walk through the city. However, the hotel forgot to do my wake-up call until it was too late, so between that and the rain I had a good excuse to stay...

A Watery Introduction to Venice

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 Drab, dreary, depressing, all of those things were what greeted me in Venice because of the steady rainfall, but, oh what atmosphere! I could already conjure up a story with the mist and the rain and the dark, hidden, watery streets of...