After all the guests and groups I've hosted this year, I was feeling pretty good that everyone has managed to get in and out of the country without getting sick and being put under quarantine. That was until yesterday. I'm hosting a group of 20 American college students for 2 weeks–hanging out with university students, […]
Shortly after I did my first stint in China as an English teacher, way back in 1984-1986, a fellow Minnesotan named Bill Holm (who had also taught English in China for a year) wrote a book of essays called "Coming Home Crazy." I, and others I'd worked with instantly fell in love with the book […]
This morning I made the mistake of trying to catch a taxi on Bei Wa Road 8:15. It's a tough thing to do, although not as tough as yesterday. At or about the tenth minute of watching full taxis go by a car pulled up to me and the driver asked if I'd like a […]
Forgetting that the Beijing Marathon was skirting my neighborhood this morning, I set out at 9:45 on my way to a 10:30 church service downtown. Big mistake. By the time I exited my housing estate and hit Bei Wa Road, it had become a parking lot, thanks to so many area roads being closed down. […]
More from my favorite website The Big Picture. This time it's a collection of photographs taken around China by AP photographer Elizabeth Dalziel. Just follow this link and enjoy a visual tour of the country.
Thursday was the last day of the 8 day National Day holiday here in China, so everyone went back to work yesterday (Friday). Now the weekend is here, and people are still working. You see, in order to get 8 days in a row, we have to have two make-up days this weekend. Last night […]