closing chapters

How do you close a chapter in life? I think it’s similar to finishing a really superb book – the kind of book where you eat up every line until the last line, consuming and enjoying every word and minute. It’s the kind of book you get lost in, where the characters seem as real…

Art of Misunderstanding

It’s easy to misunderstand. This is especially true when your home country isn’t the one you grew up in. There are a lot of things about American culture that I don’t know about having lived in Asia most of my life. Going to college was enlightening for me in many ways. There are still many…

If we are the body

“A church is just a building if there’s no one in it.” I think, many times, in the West we associate church with the building and not the people. The church is the body of Christ- not the building they meet in. The church is the men, women and children sitting crossed-legged on cold tile…

for auld lang syne

So long 2010. Every year flies in and out faster the older I get. My elementary years seemed like an eternity packed into 10 years. Middle school seemed to slink slowly by. Each year in high school went by progressively faster. College went by in light speed, or what is it called on Star Trek,…

Beijing blast from the past

If home is where the heart is, then my home is in Asia.
I am at home in the pungent Thai marketplace and Hong Kong’s Stanley Market. I am at home sailing down the picturesque Li River with a backdrop of mountains holding centuries-old secrets. I am at home on the train in Taiwan and the MTR subway in Hong Kong.

Khrang naa

Next time, I’ll be better. I’m aware that I’m not the best blogger.  I’m sure that seems ironic since I’m a writer. It’s not that I don’t want to blog, I truly do. I find though, it’s hard sometimes to come home and blog when writing is your job. I’ve been writing all day, bein’…

asia again at last

I am back in Asia! It is good to be back in familiar stomping grounds. I am currently in Taipei, Taiwan, with my family. I will be here until Jan. 2nd then I head to Thailand. My brother Taylor and I will fly to Chiang Mai together. Stay tuned for more news from the Orient!