Toxic Christianity

Although I have been thinking about it since I was in elementary school, I am neither the writer nor the…



Beijing: Dining Out

I wasn’t a big fan of Chinese food before we moved to China. I didn’t hate it, but “I feel…



American Nightmare

When people say things are good in the USA, there are so many angles to that (environment, equality, opportunity, etc.,…



Liyuan Library

About 80km northeast of central Beijing, in Jiaojiehe Villages Wisdom Valley, stands the Liyuan Library. Architect Li Xiaodong was drawn…



Yonghe Temple / Winter Palace

Our next outing was to the Yonghe Temple, and the Winter Palace. The Yonghe Temple – commonly known as the…



IKEA in Beijing

IKEA. You know IKEA. Even if you have never stepped foot into one of their mammoth complexes, you know IKEA.…



The Forbidden City

Our first foray to a cultural spot was to what some might call the centerpiece of Beijing, The Forbidden City.…



One Trifling Exception

“It is well to remember that the entire population of the universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others.”…