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Author Archives: thormay
This video (4.5 minutes) records one of my classes of nursing students in Zhengzhou, Henan, China in 2010. The secret key to teaching well is to learn from students, and odd as it seems, the students who learn best are … Continue reading
speech to graduating students at Holmes/ZRVTC, Zhengzhou, China by Thor May PhD, June 8, 2010 Honoured guests, ladies and gentlemen, teachers, students, friends, 大家好 (da4 jia1 hao3) ! Congratulations to the first graduates of our International Joint Venture with Holmes Institute … Continue reading
This short video (2.5 minutes) was made in China in 2010 for the purpose of showing the Chinese Public Security Bureau that “I wasn’t dead yet”. If was a futile exercise since they threw me out of China a little … Continue reading
A poem of age and ageing, ugliness and beauty, and the ageless peak of Gyemyeongsan looming behind Chungju, in South Korea. I wrote it in 2006. You can see the words here.
This is one of my own poems. I wrote it in 1995. You can see the words here. Hope you like it.
This is one of my own poems (for the rest see my main site, thormay.net ). “Tiger in the Night” tries to capture some of Korea’s spirit, ancient and modern. There’s a lot to this place, for those who care … Continue reading
This poem is terrific for learning the rhythm of English (if you are an English language learner). For those of us who have steered a boat under sail, it catches something magical. John Masefield (1878–1967) was the British poet laureate … Continue reading