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??
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
2012-2-9 As yet another night turns into day and my 4 hours of sleep then 2 hours of awake pattern continues, I began thinking about goals. I have only 10 days until my next semester begins. Last semester my only goal was survive. But not that I am neck deep in life in China, I … Continue reading Night and day
The story of my crazy quest to get to China and what happens when I do.So many people said I was crazy from the start. Maybe that is part of the drive that has pushed me from a small town in the mid-west to the other-side of the globe. Lesson to everyone: never call my … Continue reading My life, My China (pt1)
I have avoided talking about it for months, at least in any specific terms. It was just too painful. Being on the opposite side of the world from your love. I tried to push the memories away but they keep coming back haunting my dreams. I didn't want to think about it, much less talk … Continue reading This is where I hope to write about my trip
Some Chinese proverbs ~ my chinese notebook . . .. Sometimes in my pursuit to find a solution to the problem of grasping Mandarin I stumble across some cool things like a new artist (Beilei or Jason Chen) or a fun website that expands my vocabulary (if only I could make it all stay in … Continue reading Some Chinese proverbs ~ my Chinese notebook . . .