Category Archives: 2016-09

A Fire at the Center

I wandered back down to Hualien last weekend. So far, it’s one of my favorite places in Taiwan. It’s quiet, but not dead. People are friendly, and tend to speak more Mandarin with me. It’s a great place to relax, … Continue reading

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Understanding Chopsticks

Chopsticks are an interesting invention. A spoon is obvious, and exist almost everywhere because every culture invents soup at some point. Knives are necessary to prepare food, and I wouldn’t be surprised if they existed long before any other utensil. … Continue reading

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A Guiding Force

Traveling alone is something I have seen a lot about online, the benefits, the horrors, but for me it has never been that different than being back home. I find people to connect to, I wander the cities alone, I … Continue reading

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The Voice of Fear

I wonder how our language changes when we teach English. Spending time in Mexico was easy because I teaching such a high level, and I never downgraded my language to fit the people I spoke with. It’s different here. I’ve … Continue reading

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