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Kristina Chew
Berkeley
Teaching Instructor, Department of Classics, Rutgers University
Interests: Greek & Latin & Classics | poetry, literature | writing, translating | ocean | Greece | walking the long road with my best pals James Terence Fisher (cultural historian of American religion at Fordham University) & Charlie (most excellent [ἄριστος] young man, 40,000 mile-plus biker on both coasts)
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I used to be a blogger and occasionally the spirit arises in me, for instance when writing up this week's discussion forum assignment for my... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2016 at We Go With Him
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Just ask Jim: I am not politically minded and grateful he watches the election coverage (Presidential debates, Vice-Presidential debates, post-debate-analysis etc.) routinely and with a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2016 at We Go With Him
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~Charlie enjoying a not-made-by-me lunch.~ It's been 15 or so years that I have been making and packing lunch for Charlie to eat at school.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2016 at We Go With Him
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Long story, but I would never have been able to put together the above without -- you guessed it -- 19 long and good years... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2016 at We Go With Him
Thanks so much! Life has certainly been (quite a) journey so far for us. (And I like the idea of 'Autism Hikes' much -- nothing like getting our kids into the great outdoors!)
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In looking over the most recent photos of Charlie as of those from his school's annual prom, and even though I have witnessed his steady... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2016 at We Go With Him
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Match! redux. Go Bucs. Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2016 at We Go With Him
I'm thrilled you remember that about Charlie and dogs! Yes, one of the great things about the ranch is that it has led to him being more comfortable around animals in general. I was not sure if he would be all right with horses but I think he feels all right around such large animals (it is actually small dogs, and especially those with higher-pitched barks, that he has been most wary of). Thank you for the birthday wishes and all your good support over the years!
Toggle Commented May 17, 2016 on 19 at We Go With Him
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I used to think that every birthday for Charlie would be increasingly difficult for me to wrap my thoughts around. Starting a long time ago,... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2016 at We Go With Him
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For the record, I have a black rain jacket and I do not, like the rest of our family unit, wear size large. Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2016 at We Go With Him
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Hilsdorf 203 (my old office at Saint Peter's) For 8 1/2 years I was the Classics professor at Saint Peter's University in Jersey City. In... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2016 at We Go With Him
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Charlie's Winter Break began on Wednesday, December 16th. This is to say, there was no school for 19 days, in (I am quite sure) the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2016 at We Go With Him
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Did I say we are gratissimi ('very/utmost/the most grateful' -- Latin, superlative of gratus) for quite a lot? Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2015 at We Go With Him
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And the next day, we did the other kind of riding into a 23 mph wind. Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2015 at We Go With Him
It's great to hear from you! I just went to a conference where my son was one of the younger mentioned -- lots of the parents there had sons in their 20s and even 30s! Charlie is still going to a non-public school in the Bay Area; the big focus is pre-vocational training and learning academic skills that contribute to that, as well as communication (Charlie is minimally verbal). I have taught a couple of students on the spectrum at university and known of quite a few who started in community college. Is it your son's last year in high school?
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IPP supported living supported employment independent living direct support a "quality management process" (as compared to the usual "quality assurance") self-determination legacy homes integrated communities... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2015 at We Go With Him
It has been a very very good thing (for us all!) to have expanded horizons!
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I feel like such a Luddite but I really do prefer actual, real, physical, tangible, can-mark-with-a-pencil-or-pen, paper books. For teaching languages, an e-book is dreadfully... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2015 at We Go With Him
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There have been times when, on looking over the photos I have been posting during my time on the Internets, I have realized it looks... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2015 at We Go With Him
Darlene, Thanks so much for your kind words. How is William doing? It's great to hear about him riding bikes, too; are you still in Sacramento? Hope things are very well, Kristina
Toggle Commented Aug 31, 2015 on As the Bird Flies, Charlie Rides at We Go With Him
For sure, Charlie is glad to be back at school! Hope you are very well, too.
Toggle Commented Aug 31, 2015 on Last Day of 12th Grade at We Go With Him
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I've taken a swerve away from translating Seneca to return to my old friend Virgil and his Bucolica -- "cow poems" -- also known as... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2015 at We Go With Him