Just Never Thought

I never thought I’d come back to a country–our nation–that shoots rubber bullets point blank at journalists and peaceful protesters. Point blank. A country tear gassing peaceful protesters–one painting on an easel, others playing music–so that the president can walk into a staged photo op, Bible held aloft. A desecrated prop. A military attack helicopter…

Never Forget

We Must Remember. We Cannot Stay Silent. We Must Protect Each Other. Just made this infographic to help illustrate our nation’s daily death toll. Beginning with the first virus case in the USA on 1/22/20-today, 5/29/20….

Note to Governor DeWine:

“A bridge too far,” says Gov. DeWine of Ohio, to require customers to wear face masks in businesses. Wow. Some people, unfortunately, must be pushed to uphold their end of the social contract we are all part of as national and global citizens. Regrettably, some people are selfish and do not care if their coughs…

The Almighty Dollar

I am incredibly disappointed in our nation. Perhaps more so now than ever. This disappointment is mostly with those placing money over human life. Money. I just woke up this morning to read that some governors are already threatening to yank unemployment benefits back from people if they do not return to work immediately. Many…

Screams from Next Door…What Will You Do?

There is a kindergarten class of 20 bright-eyed four and five year olds. A gas leak occurs in their school building. You live next door. You are incredibly comfortable, watching a movie, eating takeout from your favorite restaurant. Several friends are lounging with you. You hear children screaming for help. What will you do? My…

Dreaming

Early Saturday morning subway rides through a slowly awakening city Joining/leading our InterSport Running Crew for team training My girlfriend Guilin accompanying me by bike during long runs along Shanghai’s East Bund All you can eat at Lakeside Veggie on weekends Fried rice Steamed buns Guilin’s tomato tofu Pink’s “Fuckin’ Perfect,” my go-to karaoke song…

42 for 42 Challenge Completed

“No Trespassing” during my 42 for 42 Challenge?! Shame, shame, shame! (even though it’s to keep us safe near river beds during flash flooding) [42.195 km is 26.2 miles=a marathon >>born on this day in ‘78 in this county, about 2 hours east of here, in Twentynine Palms] Here’s to every one we have lost,…

My Question For YOU:

TOGETHER can we raise $888 by Friday at midnight? (8 being the most fortuitous number in Chinese culture) All it takes is $1—-or more if you can spare it! What I will do for all of you all: Run 42.195 kilometers (26.2 miles) on my 42nd birthday, which is Friday. Can we work together to…

No, You Do Not Have the Right to Kill Our Grandparents

Dear Wannabe Revolutionaries, If you want to protest in the midst of a pandemic, stand up for our frontline workers–those risking their lives to heal us, feed us, clean our hospitals. And do it while safely distanced, masked up. Just stop this mindless “don’t tread on me” bullshit. Your selfish thirst for the spotlight, with…

How Has YOUR Life Changed During the Pandemic?

I want to hear from YOU. How has YOUR life changed during the pandemic? Here’s a quick rundown for me: ~Firstly, I want to honor those lives lost. I am consistently shocked by the deaths here in the United States. At least 40,000 lives lost as of today. By the fact that at least 3…