On October 23, 2011, I was running errands around Beijing in preparation for my departure for the US on the 25th. Little did I know that the city was in the path of a dying German satellite. This week Der Speigel broke the story that if a satellite that was re-entering earth's atmosphere had remained […]
I spent most of the 1990's as the director of a Chinese language learning program in Changchun, Jilin Province. My job was to lead, guide, and cajole a group of strong-willed North Americans as they learned Chinese, definitely a 'herding cats' type of experience! As we all went deeper into the language, we inevitably delved […]
"Big Red," my Toshiba laptop has returned from the shop with a new brain. I am very happy! It took longer than expected because it seems there is a shortage of hard drives, due to the floods in Thailand last fall. Blogging will resume shortly.