About Me

About

September 1, 2016 // 0 Comments

This blog was started in 2006 as a way to keep everything categorized while I was travelling through China.  Over the last 10 years, it has gone through its cycles of travel blog, political blog and commentary on parenthood– and I mostly keep doing it so that my children will have a way to hopefully connect with me long after I have gone.  It’s hard to keep track of all the entries about all of the different things, but its all here for you to read and enjoy.

Learning as a father

June 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

Being a dad is rough work– it’s another one of those challanges that life throws at you– showing you that even the greatest thing you can accomplish in your life has challanges.  I thought of this in particular today because we went to breakfast at one of my favorite places for breakfast– the place isn’t important– but Lili and I both noticed an older gentleman having lunch with his son– you could tell right away that his kid was an addict of some sort– probably heroin, definitely something, and they were there, sitting across from each other, having breakfast, in silence.  The son looked homeless and went outside every couple of minutes to have another smoke– he had five while we were there eating our breakfast and each time he would pace back and forth past our window– the life practically gone from his eyes.  I kept looking over at his father, in his 60’s to see if there was some kind of reaction, something we could look at to indicate he […]