The Solitary Interpreter was the original title of this web-page. It was, initially, a series of letters detailing my progress and feelings while trying to enter an interpreting career. I have since concluded that the language arts do not translate directly into a specific career, but rather are integral to a variety of career paths. Whether you teach language, are part of an organization, work in a civil service career, are military or national security, or even run a private business, being bilingual can enhance your experience. We linguists often find ourselves alone in our masochistic love of words.
The Man In China will bring to you a variety of stories regarding travelling, living and working in China, and related musings and observations on culture and who knows what else. Currently there is a series on teaching English.
The Celadon Temple will present various explorations in the world of tea, specifically Chinese teas. There is currently a series on an attempt at starting a tea company. Celadon is a type of porcelain of a jade-green color, often used for tea-ware.
This house is where all the houses meet, and occasional visitors are allowed to mingle.