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Kristina Chew
Berkeley & Oakland = home
Online Mentor for Graduate Student Teaching and Part-time Lecturer, Dept. of Classics, Rutgers University; Part-time Faculty, Contra Costa College
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)
Recent Activity
Did I say we are gratissimi ('very/utmost/the most grateful' -- Latin, superlative of gratus) for quite a lot? Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at We Go With Him
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?
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!
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
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
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
It's Charlie's last day of school today and, as he is technically in the 12th grade ("technically" as Charlie, since his first days in a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2015 at We Go With Him
25 years ago, I graduated from college in central New Jersey, never thinking a double sawbuck and a fiver's worth of years later that, after... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2015 at We Go With Him
It happened that the date for Charlie's school prom this year fell on his 18th birthday so, after white cake/white frosting mini-cupcakes (many) at school,... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2015 at We Go With Him
We seem to be heralding Charlie's turning 18 next week by familiarizing ourselves (working through voice mail trees, sitting in beige-themed agency waiting rooms, realizing... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2015 at We Go With Him
You are very right! I'm not sure Charlie knows what a bluejay or robin is, though both have been pointed out to him at some time. He definitely has an eye for colors.
Toggle Commented Apr 27, 2015 on Patterns and Colors at We Go With Him
We went to the Open House at Charlie's school last week and were pleased to see his colored-in picture of a chick (Easter having been... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2015 at We Go With Him
We are reading a book called Epitaph For a Peach in my Basic Skills English class. It recounts the season in and season out work... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2015 at We Go With Him
It's Spring Break for Charlie (no longer for me -- that was last week and a couple of weeks ago and Jim is still on... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2015 at We Go With Him
In the midst of writing quiz questions about Spartacus, I recalled how, the other night, I was giving Jim​ good reason to laugh at me... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2015 at We Go With Him
(Pears Bearing Apples was the title of my dissertation, which I submitted 20 years ago in the Gothic corridors of HGS in the Elm City.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2015 at We Go With Him
Tuesday was Charle's nth (I have lost count) IEP and the big subject of discussion was his ITP. That stands for Individual Transition Plan. Charlie... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2015 at We Go With Him
I probably check the weather in New Jersey more than I do for Berkeley out of deeply-ingrained habit (and because Berkeley weather changes little from... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2015 at We Go With Him
Further proof that Dr. Chew Cannot Draw. Evidence from earlier times. (I also can't sing, which has not stopped me from regaling a Latin student... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2015 at We Go With Him
Jim misses his pals, Jersey storytellers and real pizza (ok, we have located one place that makes a fair pie). Charlie misses his classmates from... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2015 at We Go With Him