Archive for June, 2002

Essay: Where Do I Go From Here?

Tuesday, June 25th, 2002 |

  I am writing at this moment from Shanghai, China, where I’m overlooking the Huangpu River. This waterway is extremely busy, with dozens of barges, freighters, cruise ships, ferries, and junks maneuvering for space in the channel. Complicating matters is the fact that several tributaries feed into the river at this point, with vessels constantly […]

Essay: Where Do I Go To Find No Fear?

Thursday, June 20th, 2002 |

  My father, third from the left in the above photo, was a volunteer firefighter when I was a boy. I got excited whenever the siren sounded from the firehouse. Dad would dawn his protective gear and race to meet the fire trucks before they sped to rescue person or property. It never occured to […]