My weather app indicated full sun the day I flew to Xi'an, and plenty of sun was to be had from 36,000 feet on my flight in, but on the ground, as the photo on the left below demonstrates, no sun was visible. China's air quality issue is well known but until you are in it, you … Continue reading On the Fifth Day of China: Gasping for Air
I love Boulder. But as I've mentioned before, Boulder is almost 90 percent white and, more importantly than skin color, fairly homogeneous in terms of interests and education level, especially in my group of friends. So, while I went to China to learn about the Chinese, I also talked to everyone I met on the … Continue reading On the First Day of China: All the People
There weren't very many of them and Sicily wasn't very large; but there were twenty of them and Sicily, if you subdivide its size by its means of transportation, is five times as big as the United States.
Ahead is downtown Denver, a lanky hayseed teenager trying hard to be taken seriously while standing knee-deep in amusement parks and stadiums.