Over the years I have accomplished many things that I am supremely proud of, and well, as many things I am not so proud of, but I don't have regrets. In my 43 years, I have crossed off all of the things I wished for as a child and even a few "bucket list" items … Continue reading Wishes
Has it really been 2 years? It is hard to believe that 2 years ago I was in China finishing my year of studying Chinese and began teaching children of migrant workers English. I drug out my departure to the very last minute. My visa expired July 20 and I left July 19th. I was … Continue reading Where does the time go??
One of my favorite things to do when in China was to go out at night and get lost in the miles of neon lights. It was like Christmas lights in the states only on steroids. Every city and even every neighborhood of every city was lined with street after street, business after business of … Continue reading Neon
Hear no evil, see no evil speak no evil 2012-2-9 Those three short phrases are the truth. I do not deny bad things happen everywhere, but in my little corner of the world (Kaifeng, China), life is pleasant. I have not witnessed anything that would contradict my statement. Call it naivety or blindness, but it … Continue reading 听到没有邪恶，没有邪恶，说话不作恶 (Hear no evil, see no evil speak no evil)
Now, I warn you, I am not a film maker but I wanted to share some of the "from my perspective" video footage I took in China. Some are me riding around in cars, taxis and buses and videoing the surroundings. Maybe you won't get what I am doing in the videos, I guess I … Continue reading My YouTube Channel
2012-6-2 On Saturday our class took a trip to Luoyang, a historic city about 3 hours away from Kaifeng. I was really looking forward to this trip for several years now and couldn't wait to see the Longmen Grotto's. I really wanted to see first hand what I was drooling over on travel shows and … Continue reading Luoyang（洛阳）
2012-6-1 One of the first reactions of all Americans entering China is how dirty everything is. Not just the pollution, but the trash on the ground, the dust everywhere, and the lack of what they feel are necessities in their modern life in America. Their first instinct is to apply tons of hand sanitizer on … Continue reading Are Americans too safe and sanitary?