Personal journal recorded in China

2010 Surly Long Haul Trucker — For Sale

Description If you want to carry a lot of stuff while riding your bike long distances, you’d be hard pressed to find a better bike than the Long Haul Trucker. You’d also be hard pressed to find a better sale than this one.  The bike is practically brand new.  Bought […]

Norwegian Sports 3

For most of the Northern hemisphere, March marks the beginning of Spring. In Norway, snow lingers through April and sometimes May each year. So, Norway’s “spring” sports are really winter sports in disguise: cross-country skiing, biathlon, and ski jumping.

Friday July 29, 2005

Only four days left in Fuxin. I really am glad to be heading home, not because I hate it here, but because I miss home so much. I miss my friends and family. It’s been difficult putting life on hold like this. As I have been looking back on this […]

July 25, 2005

Today is one of those days where it feels like so much went wrong, yet somehow God worked despite all of our insufficiencies and moments of disobedience. Let’s walk through it. I wake up slightly irritated and wanting to shut the world off. So, I plan a day to keep […]

Sunday July 24, 2005

We can now add a new nationality to the list: Vietnamese. The list goes to: Chinese Russian Japanese Korean Finish Canadian German Good ‘ole American Never have I had a three language conversation until last night. These Vietnamese are really fun, and they are very different from their Chinese counterparts. […]

Friday July 22, 2005

We’re in Fuxin, and I am so glad. We arrived yesterday by train, and it has truly been a welcomed change. We live on the college campus, on of China’s top 100 school, and even though it only has 20,000 students, it feels smaller than SMU. Granted, it helps when […]