Back from Kenting

Had a good time in Kenting. Decent sun. A little cold. A few links for your enjoyment: Inspired by some recent arguments, I present this, so as to elucidate the facts: 1) The Great Wall of China CANNOT be seen from space. Urban legend. Chinese commie propaganda. 2) People confuse the “Seven Wonders of the […]

Off to Kenting

Jill and I are on the way out the door for a long weekend with some friends in Kenting, a small beach resort on the southern tip of the island (it’s about a 2-and-a-half-hour scooter ride from Kaohsiung). We’ve got Monday off for a national holiday–the significance of which I must admit I don’t understand–but […]


So Hunter S. Thompson has killed himself. I can’t say I was wild about his work, but he sure as hell was a colorful character. Quoth HST: “I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they’ve always worked for me.”

Photos From Our Motorcycle Trip

As promised, here’re some photos of our recent motorcycle trip down the east coast of Taiwan. Enjoy.

And the Chorks (TM, Pat. Pend.) Were Born

And you laughed. You laughed at my chopticks-with-little-forks-on-their-ends idea. Well. I give you this. My first prototype. Fashioned it last weekend. Used some standard wooden chopsticks and affixed some dumpling-pokers with a couple rubber bands. Are you ready to change the world? Overtures from angel investors will be considered on a first-come, first-serve basis. (P.S. […]

The Book Thing

I’m still working on posting some photos from the motorcycle trip. In the meantime, head over to The Old Hag and consider donating to The Book Thing.

Off to Motorcycle Down the East Coast of Taiwan

I won’t be posting here for the next week. Our school is closed for Chinese New Year, so Jill and I are heading out of town Monday morning to motorcycle down the East coast of Taiwan. The details: We’re shipping our bike (a 150 cc steed I borrowed from a friend) from here to Hualien […]