Well, it seems that I'm back from the void. The abyss which had gobbled up numerous--now hypothetical and quantum probable--blog postings over the past few months consisted of the best efforts of a very busy work schedule, the censorship apparatus of the Chinese government, and the website redesign efforts of Live Journal.
I am sorry, both for the loss of my own writing pleasure, and the general lack of communication lately. I do hope you'll bookmark this new blog, and we can now recommence that telepathic relationship of writer and reader.
The latest news from your correspondent in that 'Chicago of China', Chongqing, is that he has signed a further one-year contract with Chongqing Aston English School, to be Foreign Manager til the end of August 2008. While I had never planned to remain in China through the Olympic fiasco, I suppose it is a chaotic and interesting time to live here, and there should be much to report on. I'm also acquiring a lot of valuable experience as "The Man" or "The Boss", a role I had never imagined myself in, and am loathe to give it up just yet, just as I begin to figure things out.
The next posting should encompass my last and most recent week of travels (Sept. 27th--Oct. 3rd). In that week, I returned to Kangding and Tagong in the region known as Kham Tibet, some sixteen bus and train hours from Chongqing.
Viva la blog!