A Curmudgeon Back Home

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A Curmudgeon Back Home
Enthusiastically jaded observations and occasional rants by an expatriate.
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  • Randomness 1 week ago Things have settled down here in Shànghăi 上海 but only after one of the most intense bursts of lightning and thunder I've ever experienced a couple of nights ago. Just like in the old movie Poltergeist, the interval between lighting flashes and thunder booms got progressively shorter, until...
  • Show me your I.D. 2 weeks ago When you think of China, images of Route 66 and demons on motorcycles come to mindIf I wasn’t aware of the fact already, the last two days have shown me that I’m spending way too much time on Facebook than is healthy. How else to explain why I ended up getting myself into essentially pointless...
  • State of the Post 3 weeks ago We missed our turnoff this afternoon and ended up on the wrong side of the Huàngpŭ River 黄浦江. From left to right, the Shanghai World Financial Center 上海环球金融中心, Shanghai Tower 上海中心大厦 and Jīn Mào Tower 金茂大厦.  The view from my wife's hotel room. Take...
  • Je concède rien 2 months ago Today is Memorial Day, and for us it's the second-to-last three-day American holiday weekend before we depart Shànghăi 上海 in late July. I had hoped we could've taken advantage of this time to do some final traveling in China, but with my brother-in-law, one of my sisters-in-law and a friend...
  • Bond...Father/daughter bond... 2 months ago Shànghăi Children's Palace 少年宫This paragraph has been removed by the author, who, now having vented through the printed word as well as with a couple of cocktails to go with his dinner, feels much better. We now return you to our regularly scheduled blogpost currently in progress:Yes, we...

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09:30 AM January 27, 2015

excellent insight....

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