Author Archives: Fabrizio

Plans and Theroux

The world is big and it is waiting for you! Go Forward! Take risk, change your plans, try new things, and most of all, don’t screw up while in Turkmenistan. Paul Theroux inspires my wanderlust bound brain. Continue reading

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Balsam Mountain

A day hike in the Catskills bring a bunch of good pictures, a look back at the areas history, and some thoughts on the subtle beauty that lies in these mountains. Continue reading

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Change of Seasons

I’m not going to lie, I have no material to write about, at least not anything pertaining to China.  It is the change of seasons in the Catskills.  Even in these late summer months, some of the trees are already … Continue reading

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Recent Readings

A compilation of thoughts on Hesslers “Country Driving, Zhang Lijia’s “Socialism is Great”, and Leslie Chang’s “Factory Girls”. Three books that are great together. Continue reading

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Camp in China

For many months I have wondered about the possibility of bringing summer camp to China. With little similarity between American summer camp and any Chinese tradition, I revel in the possibilities. Continue reading

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Emei Shan

Emei Shan, the largest of China’s four sacred peaks, presents multiple points of interests: Famous views, ancient temples, and attack monkeys. Continue reading

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A New Look

I finally grew tired of looking at the Ipod and Chinese food container.  It was a good look at first, but I have been feeling that it didn’t line up with the material and things I write.  As a result, … Continue reading

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I don’t have anything particularly interesting to write about, but its been a little while, and I figured I would get something on here simply for the sake of keeping things consistent.  Summer camp days have been long, hot and … Continue reading

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The Mao Museum

A day trip in a region surrounding Leshan Brings us to visit the worlds largest Mao memorabilia museum. Hundreds of thousands of Mao buttons later, I had a strange story to tell. Continue reading

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Older Pictures

With little time and even less material to work with, here are some older photos that I like. Continue reading

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