Today we are able to read countless personal blogs on the internet. However, it’s important to remember that readers don’t consume blogs like they might a book or a magazine article. More often than not, a reader will probably find a blog they enjoy, bookmark it, and return every once in a while to see … Read moreBlogging to Learn: How to Leverage a Blog as a Learning Tool
When people find out their food has been tampered with, they freak out. Why then, don’t we care about the quality of our news and information? Perhaps we don’t care because the internet has provided us with an seemingly infinite amount of choices for free news and information. This, in turn, has caused us to … Read moreClean Information Matters
Digital means that books should now be obsolete. But people keep buying them. I consider myself a very practical person, but still I cannot find the courage to throw away the books that I have read. Similar to my last post, it just feels too hard. Like I might be throwing away a part of … Read moreThe Best Books Have Coffee Stains
There is a certain satisfaction to be had about throwing away half of your things. If you do it the right way, and pick the things you never use, then it’s almost meditative. But whatever the case, it’s definitely not easy. Only when I started to throw things away did I notice each and every … Read moreMy Red Dragon Tea Cup
宇宙中心 (yuzhou zhongxin) is Chinese for the center of the universe. It’s also a common saying in reference to Wudaokou, the hub of university life in Beijing. But why do people refer to it as the “center of the universe?” Perhaps the reason is its proximity to Beida, Tsinghua, and many other well-known universities. Or … Read moreThe Center of the Universe Is Anything but Stable.
I would rather eat an extra spicy bowl of hotpot and then go for a ten-mile run than search for an apartment in Beijing. Why? At least when you go for the run there is the possibility of some intrinsic satisfaction and the runner’s high. When you look for an apartment in Beijing, it’s mostly … Read moreThe Dingiest Apartment in the Best Part of Town
This week I received an email from USAJOBS, presumably a branch of the U.S. federal government that handles human resources. Somewhere in the not so distant past I had made an account on their website while searching for a nice, cushy government job. The email read that my account would be deleted in sixty days … Read moreUSAJOBS
I’m not sure about the exact date, but I started blogging about a year ago in the fall of 2016. A lot has changed since then in terms of both my writing and design skills. Small incremental improvements are best. Of course, if you’re here, you are probably aware that my original blog is not … Read more10/25/2017 Update: “willdyke.org” Now Defunct – “willdyke.com” Future Plans