2015

**Oooooops this was meant to be a post about 2015 for New Year’s and it just didn’t happen. Here it is, six months tardy. Better late than never?*** I broke my tailbone on University Hill in Boulder, Colorado in January. I got shingles. Permanent scar like a dent on my forehead. I went to Iceland…

Beer In Situ: Kaiba

The Pertinents Kaiba Beer Pub 479 Wuding Rd, Jing’an, Shanghai, China (closest station is Changping Road on Line 7). Two other locations available.  Founded in 2008 Their Self-Description “We are motivated by the fact that 1.3 billion people have been missing access to a selection of great beers and more importantly, a focus on Belgian…

I miss the little things in china

Of course, I miss family and friends above all. But in Shanghai, there are several things about life that I am starting to truly miss at eight months in. Daily grind in the ESL mines aside, there are little things that I am starting to remember wistfully that I never thought I would. Things that…

I’m Sick of Curated Online Personae

I’m from Louisville, Colorado. It’s not unique to L-Ville, but a great many people from my hometown are super into making their Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and general online persona look as perfect as can be. Many people I know get professional photography done, in just gorgeous lighting, with all the derpy faces removed. For like,…