Act For Mums – a request for signatures

I’ve been getting e-mails from ONE.org for several years now, and whereas many of their actions tend to be too US-centric to allow me much participation, their most recent campaign to hit my inbox touched home on a couple of levels. Subject: The perfect Mother’s Day present If you’re anything like me, you’re thinking about …

Suzhou’s Mr. Softee mentioned in NYT

Just ran across this New York Times article about Mr. Softee in China and wanted to throw a shout out to my friend Turner. Here’s a bit of an excerpt, but definitely go read the full article: It happened almost by accident. An American working as an English teacher was walking around the streets of …

Belly Photos

Yesterday was Qīngmíng Jié (清明节) here in China, better known in English circles as “Tomb Sweeping Day”, and while I have no tombs to sweep in Suzhou, it was nice to use the holiday as an excuse to slack off for most of the day and not feel guilty about it. With the baby coming …

A great baby video

Only a few weeks left before the big day. One of the things I’m most looking forward to with being a new dad is that I get to take loads of baby photos and videos. It is, I feel, my right as a father to annoy friends, family, and thanks to this blog, complete strangers …