There is Beauty in Simplicity.

After transitioning into my new environment, schedule, and culture, I fell in love with my position as a new college teacher in China. Before teaching at a university in China, I was in IT management. The daily commute to my company was not exactly an easy drive. I...

Teaching at the Jing Mei Business School

For a semester I taught at the Jing Mei Business School in Beijing.  This was a wonderful school.  I made many friends and we have stayed in touch over the years.  It was humbling for me to teach there because my students were all smarter than me.  We had attorneys,...

China Gardening Series: Part 2

Green Thumbs   In my recent post, Heaven on Earth, I mentioned how the gardeners on the university campus where I had the honor of teaching didn’t have many modern tools or vehicles to carry their tools. I was very impressed with how well these workers kept the...

Lessons from China: English Corner

One of the best ways, I have found, to meet new people in China is to go to an English Corner. An English Corner is where indigenous people gather to practice speaking English. It’s a bonus for someone trying to improve their English skills to have a native English...