Fatherhood, Year Two

Fatherhood, Year Two

As I celebrate my second father’s day as a dad, I’ve been thinking more and more about my own father, who died over ten years ago. When I travel back home to Boston I always drive down the spartan Cape [...]

Follow Me On Wechat

Follow Me On Wechat

Much of our internet world has changed since I started my blog over five years ago (!). The blog still continues to grow in popularity — but almost half of my readers now read it on their smart phone or [...]

Life in China: Survive or Thrive?

Can you thrive in China? Of course you can, as you can anywhere — you just may need to work a bit harder to get there. I offer my thoughts on how to do this with Fergus Thompson, the host of weekly [...]

当父亲的艺术

当父亲的艺术

2013 年6 月,我经历了一件非常美妙的事情——迎来了做父亲后的第一个父亲节。做父亲可谓一场辉煌的挑战:我要凌晨4 点爬起来给孩子喂食,带他去看病,和他一起睡漫长的午觉,还要看着他的口水浸湿我最喜欢的一件休闲衬衫。

为人之父

为人之父

我自己的第二个父亲节就要到了,我更多地思考东西方人们怎样做父亲。我认同儒家的父为子纲,但做一个好父亲还有更多内容。

骑车出行,如何保障自身安全?

骑车出行,如何保障自身安全?

步行和骑车是帮孩子保持体格的好途径,在肥胖和糖尿病日趋严重的今天尤显重要。但我们也应教会孩子们有关骑行的安全事项,除了交通安全,佩戴合适的安全头盔也很重要。

Indoor PM2.5 Under 10: A Noble Goal

Indoor PM2.5 Under 10: A Noble Goal

I’ve recently become quite smugly satisfied that my home’s indoor air is always 80% better than the outdoor air, thanks to a quartet of air purifiers working 24/7. But I no longer think my 80% reduction is good enough, and I now have a [...]

Bike Helmets in China: A No-Brainer

Bike Helmets in China: A No-Brainer

Do you or your children bike to work or school? Here in Beijing, a lot of us are fortunate to live close enough to their schools and offices that walking or biking could be an option. I bike to my [...]