Beer in Situ: Weldworks Brewing

The Pertinents Weldworks Brewing 508 8th Ave, Greeley, CO 80631 Founded in 2014 Review Even though they only had a few beers on draught at the time, it was a nice place to hang out! I love the slightly Mexican bent to the beers, with the bottled spiced one and the Spanish language names. This is…

China Survey: Results

Thank you very much to everyone who responded to the survey I put up about China in 2016. It was very interesting to see how people said they view China. The biggest takeaways: The majority of respondents have never set foot in China. More respondents have a negative view of China than a positive one….

Great Article: Let’s Talk About Millennial Poverty

I’m not in as dire straits as some, including the author of this excellent article. It bears mentioning that I’m not immune to the phenomena she describes, though. Yesterday I had a long discussion about graduate school and teaching with a coworker, who is leaving this week. We talked about her belief, as mine once…

Machuria is Calling

Americans in China was the theme for This American Life last week. It was interesting and refreshing to hear perspectives of one of my very favourite podcasts on my newest home in these wanderings. China is complex. It’s big. It’s fascinating. It’s so very far away, in the minds of people in the US. It’s…

Beer In Situ: Big Beaver Brewing Company

We find ourselves spending a lot of time in brewpubs, brew places, breweries, and tap rooms now that we are doing the visa waiting game for our next move abroad. It’s amazing to have so many places available to us in the Front Range of Colorado. Every time I come back from living abroad, new…