The Starbridge Over China And Other Essays – Part 3

The final essay from "The Starbridge Over China" collection...

By Elaine Jiang,蒋绎藟

The Three Gorges

Content 6+ The last lesson on Monday afternoon is Chinese. In this Monday’s Chinese class, our teacher taught us a poem written by Li Daoyuan – a great poet in ancient China. He wrote about a famous view in southwest China – the Three Gorges. Listening to the teacher’s slow and soft voice, I fell … Read the rest

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The Starbridge Over China And Other Essays – Part 2

Continuing the essays collection with 4 more pieces...

By Elaine Jiang,蒋绎藟

Clouds

Content 6+ It has been said that everything in nature is a piece of art that somehow or other is connected to the deep artwork inside of us, our own personal craftsmanship. If that is true, then nature is a mirror of us and we are a mirror of nature. This idea of nature as art has … Read the rest

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The Starbridge Over China And Other Essays

Today we welcome a new author of our blog, @elainej (Elaine Jiang,蒋绎藟) - meet Elaine!

starting with her short essays...and who knows what comes next!

By Elaine Jiang,蒋绎藟

 Star Bridge

Content 6+ I sit in front of my bedroom window and watch the sky as if I half-expected it to watch me back. Darkness has colored the city and there’s no star above at all, not one. But in my … Read the rest

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Pleasures Of The Kill: The Human Bug

By Eric Le Roy

Content 18+ There is a long and bloody cord that connects the slaughterhouse to the restaurant table. And no, this is not an appeal to carnivores to become herbivores. I confess: I will eat the cow that I do not have to kill. What fascinates me is the subtle brain stream, the invisible pipeline that connects the civilized to the savage, the corporate facade to the … Read the rest

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United or Dead

Nothing to kill or die for… ("Imagine", John Winston Lennon)

Content 18+ Not sure if you've heard about the Fermi paradox - why we haven't met aliens yet. There is one possible answer to it, and in modern reality it seems to become more and more The One - The Great Filter[1].

Now I am going to step on many toes, but there is no easy way to … Read the rest

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The Question of Mass Shootings

by Eric Le Roy (in collaboration with Anthony, Chinese student)

Content 18+ Recently a disillusioned teenager strolled into an elementary school and mowed down dozens of young children, making the incident the deadliest school shooting since Sandy Hook in 2012. Apart from giving adolescents yet another reason not to go outside the home to get their education, the shootings cast the public eye back towards the fact that many gun-toting … Read the rest

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The Circus Is In Town

By Eric Le Roy

Content 18+ As time goes by, I get more nervous. And fatalistic. I confess to suspecting that some of it is just my age. 73 as of 8 May 2022. I measure my future in terms of every new sunrise experienced, and this is good because it encourages a sharp focus on matters at hand.

But it also breeds fear, and for now I am not … Read the rest

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