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Quarantine Day XIV: Day of Hotel Departure & Day of REUNION! 687 Days separated from Serena In 5 hours, I step outside this hotel room for the first time in 2 full weeks. Then, I head home…home at least temporarily being my girlfriend’s studio apartment in Jiuting! Fun Fact: Jiuting is a large neighborhood (such…

HOPE

Quarantine Day XI 685 days since my girlfriend Serena & I were last together. Approximately 75 hours until we reunite. BELIEVE

Bill

The Beatles are playing more in heaven today, welcoming Bill— 18 August, 1961 (Lake Placid, NY, USA) – 01 May 2021 (Zurich, Switzerland) Fellow vegetarian-historian-avid newspaper reader-world traveler… In November, you flew home suddenly from Shanghai to Zürich. Now, you’ve passed on, too soon. Thank you, Bill, for your friendship, fellowship, adoption of little Rocky…

Protect One Another: Get Vaccine

Protect One Another By Getting Vaccinated. Some, like a friend of mine, cannot get vaccine due to medicine she takes for a lifelong disease. There are a lot of dangerous memes & disinformation swirling about. But remember this: As Paul wrote in his First Letter to the Corinthians, 10:24: Do not seek your own advantage,…

It’s a Blessing

Was a bit hesitant. Didn’t want to jump ahead of elders using the “teacher card.” But I waited a couple extra weeks, allowing more Kentuckians to get vaccinated. Then, an appointment opened at this new vax site and I went for it. That’s what they’re all telling us to do, right? Go for it when…

1 Year Ago Today…

…my girlfriend walked me to the subway station in Shanghai—Longxi Road, 10 train. We thought we’d be apart for 21 days. That was January 21st, 2020. By the Grace of G-d, we’ve hung on. Now, with President Biden and Vice President Harris, my hope for return grows and grows. Yet, the pandemic rages. I believe,…

HOPE Returns

Humanity, Compassion, Hope return today to the White House.

Tomorrow…

…a New Day Dawns Regardless of our political beliefs, we can ALL at least know that we will have a president who places country before personality, loyalty to the United States Constitution over loyalty to a person. Let us hope and believe far better days lie ahead, for us all, for OUR nation…