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Halfway There

Halfway There

Time Flies When You Teach In China You know in those racing video games when you complete a lap or go a certain distance the screen will flash the words “checkpoint” across the screen? That’s what I thought of today when I realized that January marks my sixth month in Beijing! I can’t believe I’m halfway … Continue reading


First Impressions

White people in China are like Western motorcyclists: passing each other on opposite sides of the road they share a moment of recognition, a small ahead tilt, a short wave, some small gesture of solidarity as if too say, “you’re not alone, buddy. I’m with ya.” This sense of kinship, though ephemeral, has been a … Continue reading