Kaohsiung: The Eye of the Political Storm?

It seems as if Kaohsiung, our new home town, is in the eye of Taiwan’s ongoing political storm. We’ve seen no protests or commotion of any sort; it’s business as usual. The Taiwanese administrators at our school have only made passing mention of the recent election and protests. It’s sort of odd, really. Pehaps all […]

Notes from the Last Month of My Life

I’ve been living out of a backpack (or two) for the last month. Lots of traveling. It’s good to be settling down here in Taiwan. (Jill and I move into our new apartment tomorrow.) My notes from the last 30 days look something like this: –February 2: Left DC and spent a few days at […]

Taiwan’s Presidential Election

Taiwan’s president Chen Shui-bian can breathe a sigh of relief. Not only did he and his vice president, Annette Lu, survive Taiwan’s first ever assasination attempt on a head of state Friday, but he narrowly beat out challenger Lien Chan in a nationwide election last night. Chan, however, is calling for a re-count. Things here […]

Another Brief Update

We’ve been running around and haven’t had much time for Web stuff, but I wanted to give you a quick update. The last few days have been action-packed: we’ve been observing some classes at our school in preparation to begin teaching on Monday; we undertook a medical exam necessary to obtain our visas (we both […]

Dispatch from Koahsiung, Taiwan

A very brief note to say all’s well here in Southwestern Taiwan. Jill A. and I arrived safely on Tuesday night and are having lots of fun. Our journey–from Seattle to San Francisco to Tokyo to Taipei, and then from Taipei here via bus–was a long one. But the sights and sounds and astounding, and […]

One Step Closer to the Rim of Fire

A quick note on my whereabouts: I’m leaving in an hour to head West (to get to the far East)–I’m flying from Savannah to Atlanta to Denver to Portland, Oregon today. I’ll be visiting my Dad in Pendleton until Friday, when I’ll make my way up to see Jill A. and her family in Seattle. […]