“Hollywood is so crooked that Mafia gangsters are entirely outclassed and don’t stand a chance. People in Hollywood are smarter. They have more sophisticated knowledge of money and deals and how to […]
“I think women rule the world and that no man has ever done anything that a woman either hasn’t allowed him to do or encouraged him to do.” Who said it?
“If you’re really pro-life, do me a favor—don’t lock arms and block medical clinics. If you’re so pro-life, lock arms and block cemeteries.” Who said it?
“Freedom of any kind is the worst for creativity.” Who said it?
I’m in Nanjing because of Iris Chang. In fact, like many Americans, the only reason I’ve ever even heard of Nanjing is because of Iris Chang. Chang’s book The Rape of Nanking […]
Part eight in a series Folks who know me well know I love a good adventure. On my ninth day in China, I embark on what might be my boldest adventure ever. […]
Part seven in a series When his majesty Yongle, third emperor of the Ming Dynasty, decided he wanted a new house, he wanted to do it up big. Really big. From his […]
Retired people in China do many things during the course of the day to keep themselves occupied and physically fit. One especially interesting form of exercise is sidewalk poetry. A writer will […]
Part six in a series As I make the ride from the Beijing airport to our hotel, I have a line from Patrick Watson’s clack-clickity song “Beijing” running as a soundtrack in […]
Part five in a series from China It may be the cleanest alley in the world. Walls of ash-gray brick rise three stories on either side, running straight and tight and true. […]