Category Archives: At sea

The Wedding – March 10, 2008

Romance came into full bloom on the ship. Kirsten is an Australian of German origin, and is a teacher on the ship. Giovanni (Gianni) is an Australian of Italian origin, and he came as her fiancé/guest. They spent hours on … Continue reading

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Crossing the Line

So we crossed the equator in the middle of the night. Then the day started with a message under the door waiting for each of us polliwogs when we woke up. Unworthy people (polliwogs) had crossed the equator without asking … Continue reading

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Meeting the Students

Classes have begun. These students are demanding, and I feel wrung out after a class. I have two undergraduate courses and two graduate courses (this is a heavy load, but a teacher had to cancel and these courses are required … Continue reading

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First Week at Sea

Seven days on board the ship, and en route from Hong Kong to Shanghai. I feel like an overloaded sponge. They have been feeding us information in a steady stream, and I haven’t had time to assimilate any of it … Continue reading

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