Time… to think

April 29, 2012 By the time many of you read this, I’ll be through surgery to repair my Achilles tendon rupture (ATR). I wrote this on Sunday because I knew I’d be hopped up on Percocet on Monday and unable to complete a coherent sentence… but maybe you’ll see me on Youtube after an entertaining…

For the Love of the Game

April 26, 2012 When I thought of writing this article, I planned to write about the inmates at the Angola State Prison Rodeo. It’s held at the Louisiana State Penitentiary with actual inmates as the rodeo participants! You can check out some pictures on my Facebook page. However, before I had a chance to start…

Final Thoughts on Shanghai

Overall, I had a great trip to Shanghai.  It whetted my appetite to visit additional Asian countries as well as additional Chinese cities. Here are my final thoughts on Shanghai: More beautiful at night Impressive roads and highway infrastructure Tall buildings everywhere Continued building boom , but locals say it’s much smaller than the previous…

China: Talkin bout a Revolution

April 16, 2012 China is going through a revolution. Not so much an Arab Spring, but more a cultural revolution somewhere between the Elvis type and Beatles type. A drastic change from what’s been for centuries to what will soon be… As the grip of communism loosens from the throat of Chinese people, they begin…