Leaving Taiwan – What Will I Miss?

“I really miss joking….and having people answer my questions…and people not cringing when you try to hug them. There are a lot of things I love about Taiwan but I really miss expressiveness and touch-feely-ness. Direct answers. Sometimes it makes me feel so lonely and I consider leaving Taiwan.” – Nina Bo Bena Interesting observations […]

Taiwanniversary – Four Expat Lessons Learned After Three Years in Taiwan

“But he was able to understand one thing: making a decision was only the beginning of things. When someone makes a decision, he is really diving into a strong current that will carry him to places he had never dreamed of when he first made the decision.” ― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist (Expat Lessons?) Three years […]

The Adventure of Change – the Rest is Still Unwritten

I was sitting at a café recently in my hometown of Zumbrota, Minnesota, having lunch with one of my oldest and dearest friends. We are as opposite as two people can be, but our friendship has endured for 35+ years and is stronger than ever. Our lives have taken different paths but in our early mid-50’s […]