Author Archives: Michael Butchin

About Michael Butchin

I was born, according to the official records, in the Year of the Ram, under the Element of Fire, when Johnson ruled the land with a heavy heart; in the Cradle of Liberty, to a family of bohemians. I studied Chinese language and literature at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. I spent some years in Taiwan teaching kindergarten during the day, and ESOL during the evenings. I currently work as a high school ESOL teacher, and am an unlikely martial artist. I have spent much of my life amongst actors, singers, movie stars, beautiful cultists, Taoist immortals, renegade monks, and at least one martial arts tzaddik. I currently reside in Beijing's Dongcheng district

Personal News

I had planned to continue with my series of misfortunate events in my “Beijing Diary” feature. However, last week I lost my uncle, Howard Nevison. He had an impressive career in music, in Opera, and as a Cantor, in North … Continue reading

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