Tag Archives: culture

Death as an Outsider

It’s always surprising to me when someone looks to me for advice, or someone to talk to. Not because I can’t do it, but it’s rare that I seek people out to talk to them about problems in my life. … Continue reading

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Posted in 2018-04, Lanzhou, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Looking Back

One more week before I head to Chengdu and the city is covered in snow. It’s pretty, and it’s somehow still dry here. The snow is like powder, when you touch it, it just disintegrates before you can make much … Continue reading

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Posted in 2018-01, Lanzhou, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Ordinary.

I think the strangest but most useful thing I brought to the desert was my wetsuit. I’ve had it for years, a spring suit I bought in San Diego when I was first learning to surf. I’ve worn it in … Continue reading

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Asking Why

This place is such a mix of the old and new worlds, always changing, but there are still traces of the world that was. It’s in the details, like the brooms they use to sweep the streets and the small … Continue reading

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