So it was written

In my novel, written last year, it was the Voyage to the Crystal Grotto which helped fortify me in pandemic separation from Serena. This very afternoon, Serena & I took the Voyage together. And so Shanghai Disneyland yet again fortified our relationship. In what must be at least our 16th trip together, we meandered, walked…


Robots are cleaning our school hallway

Day 50

Shanghai Lockdown Day 50: Big (free) food deliveries today from the government and “The Foundation,” our employer. Includes a huge bottle of caramel popcorn.

Day 43 Tension Rising Story

Shanghai Lockdown Day 43 ”Tension Rising” story: Warning: Mom, you may not want to read this. Ignore language. So, that man—168-201 Roy—sent out this pic of me. He’s telling a community group of 374 people how my—“a male foreigner”—mask was only over my mouth. In his post just below photo, he adds an “@,” addressing…

Day 43: Tension Rising

Shanghai Lockdown Day 43: Tension Rising He took my pic, so we went to his door and took his. Then, the crap hit the fan…but all’s well that ends well, okay😃😃

Day 41

Shanghai Lockdown, Day 41

Into The Underground

Shanghai Lockdown ‘22, Day 35: “Runners Find a Way” Note: Thank you for reading! 0548am and I was out the door, running. Shanghai Lockdown Day 35. The security apparatus in these past few days especially required me to try an early run on for size. The rules have tightened after three Covid cases were found…


Shanghai Lockdown, Day 34: YES! Our company delivered two large bags of foods and toiletries, including this great Japanese cereal. Ordered two bags three weeks ago and it still hasn’t arrived. But finally got some. Traded that big box of non-vegan yogurt with a neighbor for a variety of veggies. Going to trade the coffee…

Day 27

Day 27 Pretty much sums up my feelings about it today.But I did run my .29 mile short loop nearby for 1 hour 31 minutes 17 seconds. 2 minutes after, announcements to stay inside started up again. Didn’t hear those at all yesterday or this morning.

Hysteria or Just Dancing?

Shanghai Lockdown ‘22, Day 26: Some people are not in their best moodin lockdown times….or, maybe they just like dancing in public? Note: I cannot confirm location.

Bartering Days

Shanghai Lockdown ‘22, Day 23: Top: Bartered 10 eggs and a packet of chicken flesh (received against my wishes) for 2 bags of PEANUTS.Finally found some! Some may say I got a raw deal, price-wise. But in lockdown times, these are hard to come by and they’re a staple snack of mine. Bottom: 10 more…