Preparing to make the great leap forward September 27th 2010 Haven't left for China yet.
I am sitting outside this evening at my summer home in the Gold Country of California. It's not my home, an old friend is letting me couch-surf before I depart. I don't actually have a home, having moved out of my lovely ghetto house in Richmond, CA, after fifteen years. Good riddance to the high crime city! No more Police sirens and boom-boom cars.
My best friend (Ma ... read more
Asia » China » Shandong » Jining For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more
Confused middle-aged schlub, former hipster, goes to China in order to escape the US recession, teach good enunciation and eat mounds of pork dumplings.
Follow along as I embarrass myself in another language.
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