Basketball Diplomacy: Love for the Sonics lives on in China
by Brendan O'Reilly
Once people discover that I speak some basic Chinese, the typical conversation I have here in Juijiang goes something like this: A few standard queries regarding my nationality, occupation, marital status, salary, and maybe my opinions on Chinese food. And then it happens. “Which city are you from?” “I am from Seattle.” I say, bracing […]
Jan 16, 2013
Whidbey import store at least one positive result of the Iraq War
by Abby Higgins
Ten years ago Fred Lundahl quit his job in the foreign service in protest of the Iraq invasion and started a new career running an awesome import shop on Whidbey Island.
Mar 20, 2013
Archrivals abroad become fast friends in the Northwest
by Christian Zerbel
When people from rival nations meet in the Pacific Northwest, do their national grudges hold true?
Jun 11, 2013