April, 2010

Animal Farm 01

All animals are comrades

 “All men are enemies. All animals are comrades.” – George Orwell, Animal Farm, Ch. 1 At first sight, the chicken was sleeping. Next to it, the sign screamed…

Miscellany #1

I try to keep public service announcements on this blog to a minimum, so please bear with me. – University of Southern California’s “US-China Today” has published my essay…

The Taxi Reststop

The taxi rest stop

You could say that it’s one of the most colorful public toilets in Shanghai. That is if you can spot it amidst a long trail of graffiti winding…

Portraits of Strangers #1

In thy face I see the map of honor, truth, and loyalty.       – William Shakespeare, King Henry VI There’s no art   To find the mind’s construction…

Malchik*

“The tanks are coming! The enemies are surrounding us!” he screamed, dodging bullets from the machine guns spraying from all sides. “Fatty! Quick! Hand me the grenade!” Fatty,…