As part of my crusade to include exercise in my life, I went running this morning in Beijing’s smog. Unsurprisingly, it activated my cough. My current theory is that if I start doing the running regularly I will become immune to the smog.
I’ve had a cough for about a month. It started when I went on a jet ski in Zhu Hai. I came back on shore short of breath, and remained that way for the rest of the day. I felt better the when I woke up the next morning, but the shortness of breath slowly […]
My plan to have a thought every day has been thwarted by a variety of factors, including lethargy, a hotel without Internet access, and a laptop needing service. It’s been great having Will staying with us. He’s been taking Chinese class at 7:20 in the morning, and exploring job possibilities. He also went to Xian […]
I forgot to have a thought yesterday. I did have dinner with some interesting people and facilitate their work on an interesting project, but I still should have had a thought.
My brother Will arrived last night, and he’ll stay will us for the next couple of months. He’s been playing baseball in Lithuania, and blogging about his experiences here. We’re so excited to have him in town. Today we took him on a walk around the neighborhood, went to Wudaokou to check out Chinese schools […]
One thing that really bothers me is how it often seems impossible to achieve candidness in political dialogue. A great example of this is that I’ve never seen the question of whether or not the war in Iraq is “all about the oil” discussed in an open and honest forum by people who are in […]
I’ve decided that I’m going to write something here every day. Something, no matter what it is. I’m a voracious consumer of information, and am bothered when I think about how little I produce, and how rarely my reflection gets out of my head. I’ve thought to myself that the two most important habits I […]