Response to Fwd: Global Health Advisory – Level 4 Do Not Travel, March 19, 2020

Hello Conan, I hope you are well. Are you considering returning to the U.S. given the DOS level 4 restrictions?   Whatever you do, I hope you are well-connected and keeping up your spirits! Best wishes, Friend ---------- Forwarded message --------- The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the… Continue reading Response to Fwd: Global Health Advisory – Level 4 Do Not Travel, March 19, 2020

Looking Back, Looking Forward

I am currently in the last semester of my three-year teaching contract at Qatar University. However, just before winter break, as I was making preparations for my trip to Vietnam, I was notified that I was being renewed for a second three-year teaching position at QU—I will be in Doha for the World Cup 2022.… Continue reading Looking Back, Looking Forward

Anecdotes from Ho Chi Minh and Da Nang

The Tao of Vietnamese Pedestrian Crossing After spending the past week in Vietnam, I have learned how to cross a busy street in the country. Most Vietnamese just step out and trust in Jesus, Buddha, or their ancestors that everything will work out. I’ve seen old ladies just walk out into traffic without looking, and… Continue reading Anecdotes from Ho Chi Minh and Da Nang