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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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Slides to accompany “You love the impossible: Antigone, Dictee, and the Asian American reception of classical literature”, on Sophocles’ tragedy and Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2020 at We Go With Him
Remember how I went to every private autism school in New Jersey and a few more to spare and we moved in with Jim's parents... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2017 at We Go With Him
First, Charlie finished out the last days of his teenage-year decade and opened up the one he'll spend his twenties in with a solid 18... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2017 at We Go With Him
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
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
~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
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!)
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
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
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