Rock Stars and Duck Brains In Northern Taiwan

I feel a little like a rock star.  I have just offered jobs to 16 Taiwanese college students, and now they all want their photo with me.  Group photo plus lots of individual… Continue reading

Fall in Paradise

This really hurts.  I’m gasping for air.  Why does it have to hurt so much?  For 14 years I lived in towns at or above this elevation.  But I’m a (not much above)… Continue reading

In Search Of Stillness

This is not Taipei – the air is too clean.  Jack, Pia, Angela, and Stacy have offered to visit Jiufen with me.  Jiufen and Jinguashi are small mining towns on the coast of northeast… Continue reading

Eating My Way Through Taipei

Fresh off the plane, checking in to my hotel, I turn around after a tap on the shoulder and I’m delighted to see Pia and Stacy, two of my employees from last summer,… Continue reading

The ‘Selfie’ And The Death Of Travel, Or, Kevin Gets Snarky

Sadly, one of my strongest memories of Malaysia will be the selfie.  Not any selfie I shot – this nation has taken it to a whole new level.  Or low, such as it… Continue reading