Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach. – Aristotle September 10 is Teachers’ Day in China. Several of our former students have contacted my wife and I. Before living in China, I had the honor to work with hundreds of teachers as part of my job at a major university. My actual title was […]
Su Shi, Su Dongpo, transformed himself through meditation. He wrote his final poetry while sitting in his final home amongst the sugar palms.
To a mind that is still, the entire universe surrenders. – Zhuangzi Su Shi was ethically unyielding. The subtle political context of one of his poems caused him to be thrown into a dark prison cell for one hundred days. The hopelessness of his miserable condition changed the great genius forever. This terrifying experience further […]
Journey to the end of the world in China. Part 2
Getting ready to travel in China takes some unusual preparations.
On April 18, 1942, an avenging thunder hit Japan and rolled mightily on to China, leaving in its wake jubilation and desolation. That thunderous shock was delivered by the eighty legendary Doolittle Raiders. – C.E.Wheeler Engine bolt from B-25 Mitchell – Plane 3 – 1942 Doolittle Raid. Recovered in China by C.E. Wheeler I bought […]