This blog originally focused on US-China business and political relations. I now include posts on Southeast Asia and explore sustainable and innovative opportunities and trends— development that embraces the human face— as well as writing on media, technology, communications, and the environment.
My connection to Asia began around the age of five with a father who told tasty tales about his entrepreneurial adventures in the Far East, a Chinese auntie who liked to dress me up in cheongsam, Hindu godparents, a Thai goddess, and the unshakable belief that it was indeed possible to dig a hole to China. I tried often, and eventually I made it there. After failing miserably in Spanish, I gave Mandarin the old college try and a year later, in 2001, decided to put my education on hold and trade in New York City for Shandong Province.
I am now a freelance writer/editor and small business owner based in Singapore who has focused on East Asia’s development experience for over a decade, both on the ground and in the classroom. I studied creative writing, ethics and political science at The New School, where I also earned a graduate degree in International Affairs with a focus on socioeconomic development in East Asia. You can learn more about my professional background via my Linkedin profile. I live with my tech wizard husband and our cat from the Bronx.
If you’re looking for definitive answers, you’ve come to the wrong place. I am an ideas person— hardly an expert on anything— and the views expressed on this blog are solely those of one fallible individual. Comments are always welcome; please keep them respectful and constructive.
“We have to choose between a global market driven only by calculations of short-term profit, and one which has a human face.”-Kofi Annan