EB Words

Exploring things cultural, political, and experiential in China and the USA from one who grew up on both sides of the world.

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First Day of Spring

March 21, 2020

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March 21, 2020

Things are scary now.  ”Outbreak is trending.”  Toilet paper’s not.  We’ll get through this, but we won’t be the same people.

January 25, 2020

To understand the Corona virus outbreak, many are looking to comparisons with China’s SARS epidemic 17 years ago.  Then as now, officials have been pinched between competing motivations – spread word of the infection in order to maximize awareness, minimize spread, and...

January 15, 2020

I’m obsessed with Mr. Robot, and by proxy Sam Esmail, its creator.  This obsession is unhealthy.  You must share it.


Starting in 2015 as a trippy combination of a mystery, psychological thriller, dystopia plus the mother of all unreliable narrators – Elliot Alderson –...

December 14, 2019

This website has a new name.  You ought to know why. 

Three years ago, I was looking west.  As Teacher Trainer to the southern region of the largest English training company in China, I was busy.  I made loads of content for the 40 or so teachers I was responsible for,...