It’s the fried rice

It’s the Malatong bowl, full of self-chosen veggies and tofu. The fried rice she makes, even while tired at the end of a work day. It’s those little times together watching “Friends” while eating dinner, or lunch on a cloudy Saturday afternoon. The long train rides to the karaoke place. The dinner dates at nearby…

FRIDAY!

Each and every Friday should be savored and relished to its fullest extent. This Friday, September 16th, even more so. This week in Lingang, alongside the Shanghai shoreline, has seen: a typhoon throwing its strongest winds in the city down upon our area; 15 colleagues sent home—hours before typhoon struck— in the midst of a…

Not So Fun Anymore

NOW, uncensored blogging: Fuck this. I’m going running later. Back into the shadows. We live in a huge apartment complex, chock full o’ people. You’re tellin’ me we can’t go outside, with sun-wind-tons of open spaces, masks on mind you, because of 2 new infections on other side of the canal? Fuck that. We’ve all…

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.