On Engaging with a New City Before I came to Shanghai, I didn’t know I was going to come to Shanghai. I didn’t dream about Shanghai as a child. I didn’t plan to move to China. But somewhere a few minutes into my graduate program in English Literature I learned […]


Somehow recently, I’ve been reading a lot of blog posts about blogging, like this one. Setting aside the obvious mise-en-abyme meta-ness of reading any, not to say many, blog posts about blogging, I’ve noticed a theme: excitement. Today (while getting a pedicure, what of it?) I was reading the introduction […]

Excitement. Theory. Passion.