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Durian: the King of Fruits   Often after having written and published a blog, I have no idea what to write about for the next one. No idea. Luckily, I am reading a very good book called Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert where she talks about inspiration to be an artist and having no fear.Continue Reading

Bummer! I hit publish by accident. Here is the rest of Tibet 2015 without long paragraphs complaining about Chinese behavior. Just the facts, ma’am. We were in Lhasa for 3 nights and then were picked up early Friday morning for a trip out further west in Tibet along the Friendship Highway, which goes from LhasaContinue Reading

  What a long, strange trip it’s been! Bob and I just moved out of the apartment where we have have been living for exactly 19 months. Exactly! January 26, 2014 to August 26th, 2015. We stood in the floor to ceiling windows and said goodbye to our view, to the fun, the parties weContinue Reading

Taobao is the world’s largest online retailer. It sells more stuff than Amazon and eBay combined. It is powered by another online retail giant called Alibaba, which you may have heard of. Everyone wants to get stuff on Taobao because the prices are crazy stupid dirt cheap but it’s in Chinese so it’s formidable forContinue Reading

I get a lot of sympathy from my friends at home. “Oh I hope you can come home soon.” “Oh that sucks that the air is so bad, hopefully you won’t have to stay too long.” Not everyone gets it. We love it here. I love it here. My life is rich and full andContinue Reading

I interrupt my usual blogging about China for the important stuff: GO Giants!  Continue Reading

  Fiona 2000-2014 I first laid eyes on Fiona in August 2000 in Los Polvorines, Argentina outside of Buenos Aires. I was arriving at my weekly horseback riding lesson and found 3 very small puppies running around the stables. I was told they had been thrown over the wall into our gated community the nightContinue Reading