Divine Interruptions

Jan 27, 7:01a, Shanghai It’s 7:01 a.m. in China and I awake to the sound of fireworks, the same sound I heard faintly through my earplugs as I drifted off to sleep. If I was anywhere else, a war torn land, I’d be frightened, but I’m still safe and sound in the land of the […]

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Such Great Heights

Jan 26, 4p, Somewhere in China Here I am on the bullet train to Shanghai. Cruising at a cool 303 kilometers an hour. Really? Is this my life? =) It has been such a gift to be here in China. From walking around Tianamen Square taking tons of pictures to eating pork dumplings at a […]

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Observations from Beijing

Jan 26, 8:31a, Beijing One thing I can’t get over is the children in China. They are so cute it’s pretty ridiculous. Split pants aside (if you know what I mean, you know what I mean 😉 ), they are such cute bundles of energy, curiosity, and wonder. And I admit they are dressed pretty […]

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Trekking in Peking (aka Beijing)

Jan 25 Ni hao! Well, it’s been a full day of Metro riding, foot walking, photo snapping around Tian’amen (sp?) Square and such. Can you believe after about four hours of walking that I still didn’t see all of the Forbidden City? It’s all bigger than you’d think. It’s like walking around DC to see […]

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Traveling with the Good Shepherd

2:51 a.m. China time. I’m still en route to my destination. I must admit my confidence in Benadryl was a little misplaced as it did not help me sleep the way I thought it would. =\ Nonetheless, some sporadic rounds of sleep did come during this flight. I was thinking about this journey and how […]

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