Adventures in Hemingway and Geohegan

It seems to me like we cannot help but look for meaning in our lives. That is something that is hard-wired into our DNA, and I am sure there are scientist who can explain it better than I can (a look at this is found in Yuval Noah Harari’s excellent Homo Sapiens, although I think…

It could be worse.

It is April 20th. I have been closed in my house for 38 days now. The word quarantine comes from the Venetian word ‘quarantena’, which referred to a 40 day period. Will this end after forty days? I don’t know. I don’t know if there is an end in sight. An end at some point?…

The Story of Kevin

Gather around kids, it is story time. All those recent adventures at the restaurant reminded me of other times I was working in the food industry. I then remembered that I never recounted the story of Kevin on this blog, and decided that I had to rectify that. In the early months of 2014 the…

Tales from beyond the Statute of Limitations: The N2O incident

In an attempt to make this story seemingly less arbitrary for a blog largely about China, I can add this little relevant linking preamble. The other night my flatmates invited me out to a bar with some friends of theirs. ┬áThe bar has the win virtues of being a place I frequent far too often…