The Unceasing Horizon

Who wept on the breast of the other?Only the wet shirt knows the answer Abboud al Jabiri "At the Door of a Lonely Heart" One of the first things to gowas the belief that my sons would always sleep underneath the same roof as me—the divorce dashed me of that delusion. After my weekends with them,as… Continue reading The Unceasing Horizon

My Days in Taiwan (Part 4)

The first part of my trip to Taiwan was spent in Taipei with my friends from grad school, Simon and Amanda, and Becky, Amanda's mother. The last part of my trip was spent with a former student, Ken Ning, whom I advised while working at my previous institution of employment in the US. Ken also… Continue reading My Days in Taiwan (Part 4)

My Days in Taiwan (Part 3)

you had better not appear -you, superfluous moonthe sky already is too crowdedtruth is I'd rather be aloneon the nightest nightthe night without a starlooking at you looking at mewe don't really exist [cont.] everything can and cannot be seenon a night like thiswhat I'm touching is not you -I can almost feel- is that… Continue reading My Days in Taiwan (Part 3)

My Days in Taiwan (Part 2)

Attachment is the source of all suffering.Buddha During the third day of my trip to Taiwan, I continued to spend time with Amanda, Simon, and Becky (Amanda's mother). Like I mentioned in my previous blog post, Amanda and Simon are my old friends from graduate school. They are leaving Taiwan on June 14th in order… Continue reading My Days in Taiwan (Part 2)

My Days in Taiwan (Part 1)

Located off the southeastern coast of China, Taiwan is about the same size as Belgium and was named Formosa Island by Portuguese explorers in the 16th century due to its stunning natural beauty. [...] Due to its historical mixture of influences, Taiwan has its own distinct culture."23 reasons why you should book your next trip to… Continue reading My Days in Taiwan (Part 1)