Tagged with Asia

What others do for your comfort


  I remember my climb up one of China‘s sacred mountains, Tai Shan. It was here that Chinese emperors would journey at least once in their lives. The mountain, although not particularly high, is frequently shrouded in mist. Carried on a palanquin, the emperor sat facing east, waiting from the shroud to lift and reveal … Continue reading

What I’ve Learned from a Rock


On my bookshelf I keep three items: a pink stone, an aluminum disk and the seed of a lantana palm. One piece I keep is from Asia. In 1976, near the hamlet of Badaling, in China, I walked, jogged and wandered along the roadway at the top of the Great Wall. Suddenly the passage ended. … Continue reading