Category Archives: shanghai

So close . . . no matter how far

This story begins in high school. When I was a junior at Bonita High School I had Advanced Chemistry class and in our class there was a senior girl (whose name escapes me right now) who for some reason was … Continue reading

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Celebrating America’s 237th while abroad

It’s always a little strange to celebrate July 4th while being abroad, while living in an international city. There’s the surface similarities of barbecues and some red, white and blue bunting and I think a lot of people feel even … Continue reading

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Living without a cell phone in 2013

[Note: Gross Story ahead] So I sweat a lot when I run – and it was about 34 degrees Celsius on Sunday afternoon when I went to Century Park on Sunday at lunch time. I usually run with my phone … Continue reading

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Moving. Ugh.

So I’ve moved from Huangpu District, near Xinzha Road all the way down to Jiaotong University. View Larger Map So if you know me, you know I have a lot of possessions. Stuff. Things. I am definitely not walking around … Continue reading

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Apologies for running!

This blog may be a little running heavy over the next month – I have three things on my personal agenda over the next three weeks. Work. Running. Moving Apartments (more on that later). So as part of our run … Continue reading

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Tock’s: A Montreal Deli

I’ve spent a lot of meals here in Shanghai with my friend Christina exploring restaurants and other eating adventures, so when I sent her an email complaining we hadn’t eaten together in a while, she responded that we needed to … Continue reading

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Surfin’ PRC

I grew listening to the Beach Boys. A lot. One of the stations on my car’s radio was an oldies station, I had the Best of the Beach Boys on cassette somewhere and I still think Pet Sounds is one … Continue reading

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We interrupt this trip home to bring you a public message

from the US Consulate in Shanghai. Message for U.S. Citizens As documented by official Chinese monitors and confirmed by the Mission’s air quality monitors, air pollution levels in Beijing and many parts of eastern China during the month of January … Continue reading

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21km and running

Sorry for the radio silence (I think probably 80% of blog posts start this way), but sometimes work + life + laziness gets in the way of documenting what happens. If you really need to know what’s going on – … Continue reading

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Self powered transportation

Some wise people or maybe it was another source that said “the optimal number of bicycles to own is n+1 where n is the number of bicycles one currently owns. So, despite already owning 3 bicycles, I went in to … Continue reading

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