“When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for some asshole to start up a blog, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that he should declare the causes which impel him to start up said blog.”

– Thomas Jefferson…more or less

My name Is Joseph Flynn. I’ve been living in China for the past five years: working as an English teacher, courting a fine young lady, collecting an impressive stable of stray cats,  and hopelessly trying to remember the 2500-or-so characters needed to be fluent in Chinese.

Sometime during the torturous15-month process of getting my fiancee her American visa – enduring dead-ends, dick-a-rounds, insults, un-replied emails, and embassy-sanctioned letters which contradict other embassy-sanctioned letters – I must admit that I suffered a bit of a nervous breakdown. To overcome my depression, my doctor suggested exercise, zinc supplements, and finding some work I enjoy. I’ve already bought plenty of zinc, but what else is there to do? I’ve always flattered myself a writer, but I’ve never actually submitted any writings. Starting a blog seems like a natural step for quasi-writer such as myself.

So what is this blog about? How the hell should I know! One day I’ll hopefully nail down a real topic so I can start raking in that sweet, sweet blog advertising money. Until then, you can enjoy articles about sports, history, politics, Chinese culture,and wild conspiracy theories. God bless.



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