Category Archives: Videos

Teaching English is Fun!

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

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The Journey of a Passionate Skeptic

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

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Born 1945 – Still Running Strong

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

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Times Sixty on Frosty Gyemyeongsan

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.

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Extraordinary – a love poem

This is one of my own poems. I wrote it in 1995. You can see the words here. Hope you like it.

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Tiger in the Night

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

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Sea Fever by John Masefield

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

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