Monthly Archives: January 2013

On Pigs, Goats and Tu Mian (Earth Noodles)

Our day began at 04:00. It was dark and cold; destination the little village where the Ai (Chinese nanny) is from, four hours into the mountains. Mission: slaughter a pig and two goats to take home, butcher, and freeze for … Continue reading

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Circular Musings (out of touch and out of time)

‘And if he left off dreaming about you, where do you suppose you’d be?’      I have been here since the second of December. I left on the thirtieth of November. Somewhere a day was lost, and it really … Continue reading

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The Capital (One)

My eyeballs are burning. Even the saline rinse does nothing to alleviate the stinging. The black particulate that appears on my handkerchief along with the mucus of a long-lingering on and off seven-week cold feels as though evil has settled … Continue reading

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A Month Ago from the Future

02 December 2012 Motel 168 Pudong Airport Shanghai CN December 1 has vanished with the international dateline; twenty plus hours of flying with lots of water, lots of sleep, no booze. I have arrived.  Pudong Airport is huge, clean, and … Continue reading

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