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Kristina Chew
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'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
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
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
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
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
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
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