Thought on New Years resolutions

Ri-kun on the tatamiI finished reading Obama’s “The Audacity of Hope” this evening. [Wikipedia] [official site]. The New York Times accurately described it as “much more of a political document. Portions of the volume read like outtakes from a stump speech, and the bulk of it is devoted to laying out Mr. Obama‚Äôs policy positions […]

The Family of East Asian Studies and the Opinion of Others

About a week ago, my case study “Making Students Matter: The Family of East Asian Studies” was published on a new section of the University web site. Case Studies Project overview The Case Studies project aims to create a library of examples of good practice in teaching, highlighting success stories in order that academic staff […]

Organic vegetables, Nelson Mandela, and your own thought processes

Ha. It’s another of those nights. Those nights when I go to bed, but feel so excited about everything and nothing that I have to get up again. Part of it’s the music, I know. I’m listening to Everything But the Girl – Walking Wounded. One of the few CDs I ever owned. Bought it […]