Xiamen Beach Fest Video

I posted this a year ago but I just watched and was feeling so proud I thought I'd put it back up here... this was so much fun.

Just some more photos from Beijing

I took the pic but still can't believe this is Xiang Jiang Beilu,just behind Riviera. Totally torn up for subway construction.I went right back to eating street food and had noproblems. These egg pancakes rock.A little spicy duck tongue anyone?Band…

Nice interview on Writer Abroad .com

A really nice interview with me right here on Writer Abroad.com. Thanks for the interest.

Beijing hutong, New Year's Eve Morning

I stayed in the lovely courtyard 7 hotel my last night on this recent trip to Beijing and on my way out in the morning -- which was CNY eve -- I came across this nice old guy putting up his annual red banners. for some reason, he was interested…
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Old School corn Milling

as noted earlier, I spent a couple of days up at the Pavilion House run by the Schoolhouse at Mutianyu. It was a great palace to write, think, get my head together. Every day I ate two of three delicious egg pancakes, gladly overpaying the nice…

Chinese New Years dumplings video

I took a couple of short videos on my recent trip to beijing and will post them as I get them up. This was a lot of fun and the jiao zi were delicious. Humiliating to have my Pittsburgh-accented Chinese captured, but whatever.It is traditional…

Some photos

Let's see if I can get some Winter Wall photos up here. I had them attached with the last posts but they did not seem to take. We'll try this one more time and if it does not work out, I will add them when I get home on Weds. or Thu…

Some village scenes

These are just some snapshots I took around the village where I am staying. The woman cooking the crepe thing is making the egg pancakes I have been living on, eating a couple a day. I love them. After two days I am already getting a local's…

Another day, another winter Wall hike

IMG_0790     Today was crisp and sunny and I had a very productive day, waking up and writing from about 7-12, then taking a great wall hike for a few hours and plugging away a bunch more hours into the evening, with a break for…

Finally made it onto the Wall in the snow

  One of my very few regrets about our time in China was that I never made it onto the Great Wall in the snow. There was  march snowfall my last spring there and I thought about clearing my schedule andbarreling up but I didn't do…