• China,  Expat Life

    COVID-19: Then and Now

    Over the course of this pandemic I had the pleasure of being interviewed twice for the Fancy Face & Friends podcast. Our first conversation took place while I was traveling for Lunar New Year in eastern Europe. At this time, the virus was still being referred to as a novel coronavirus. Our second conversation took place after I’d returned to…

  • China,  Teaching Abroad

    Teaching in China During COVID-19

    Teaching in China this spring has been quite the experience. The semester began, as scheduled, on February 10th. Instead of physically returning to campus after the month-long Lunar New Year holiday, we started teaching online. The epidemic prevention period in China, AKA “Coronavirus Lockdown” was already a few weeks old by then. From late January until just recently, all across…