Chris Clancy

Cut Loose at Fifty: Chapter 24–Some Names on a Rock

BY CHRIS CLANCY May 2010. We got the new high speeed train from Wuhan to Xianfan. Absolutely beautiful. Fast, spacious, clean and comfortable. The journey only...

Cut Loose at Fifty: Chapter 23 – A Novel Approach

BY CHRIS CLANCY (February/March 2009.) Off we went again. On a professional level, this semester would be the most complete and rewarding one of my...

Cut Loose at Fifty: Chapter Twenty Two – Picture This …

BY CHRIS CLANCY January 2009. We made plans to head south and visit Sean, YoYo and Mr. Wu. We decided to go just after...

Cut Loose at Fifty Chapter Twenty One – It’s in the Post

BY CHRIS CLANCY September 2008. This semester turned out to be one of those bitty affairs – every time I thought things had settled...

The "Punk Rockers" of the PreCapitalist Era

BY CHRIS CLANCY Amazon recently announced that sales of their e-books were now greater than combined sales of both their hardcover and paperback books. Bad...

The “Punk Rockers” of the PreCapitalist Era

BY CHRIS CLANCY Amazon recently announced that sales of their e-books were now greater than combined sales of both their hardcover and paperback books. Bad...

Cut Loose at Fifty: Chapter Eighteen – Groucho Hits Wuhan!

BY CHRIS CLANCY Thiti found settling in to China fairly easy – to begin with at any rate. We had a few major arguments...

Chapter 17: Pick a Leaf, Any Leaf

BY CHRIS CLANCY A week or so after returning from Thailand the new semester began. I got back into the swing of things very easily. Two...

Be Afraid Liberals, Be Very Afraid …

BY CHRIS CLANCY Former UK Prime Minister Harold Wilson once famously remarked: “A week is a long time in politics.” How about six months? I wrote an article...

Cut Loose at Fifty Chapter Sixteen – A Boat Ride With “Charlie Allnut”

BY CHRIS CLANCY February 6th 2007. Phil and I arrived at Bangkok International Airport sometime in the evening. It was warm and humid – very...

Cut Loose at Fifty: Chapter Fourteen — A Journey Within a Journey

BY CHRIS CLANCY Late June 2006. I had a few free days between the end of teaching and marking exam papers. Much as I hated traveling...

Romney’s “Slip”?

BY CHRIS CLANCY When I was a kid I remember a teacher telling us that whilst democracy was far from perfect it usually produced the...