Creative Nonfiction

“My Long Road to Destination Fulbright.” Etc Magazine. Autumn 2012.


Bekah, now Baihe: updated 8/2011 — 7/2012

I recently finished a yearlong stint as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. As a challenge to myself, and as a way to shed light on my oft-overlooked home country of Taiwan, I created a blog in which to chronicle my adventures. While I was updating it daily, it averaged a little over a thousand page views per month.

However, as a result of its being a daily blog, undertaken as a side project while I was teaching abroad and learning another language, some entries are less than inspiring, and many posts contain typos and other little errors that I simply didn’t have the time to search for and fix, so please pardon my dust, and enjoy!

Word-of-the-Day Toilet Paper: updated 8/2012 — present

This is my first real “concept” blog, and the concept is simple: I post a word a day, with definition, background–and what it should mean, if I had my way. For all the logophiles out there.


The Falcon: 1/2010 — 6/2011

I spent the last two years of my college career contributing writing and editing to Seattle Pacific University’s award-winning weekly newspaper, The Falcon. I was an Opinions writer from January 2010 to June 2010, before taking on the role of News Editor for the September 2010 to June 2011 academic year. While I was there, The Falcon was honored twice with the Society of Professional Journalists’ Mark of Excellence award for Best All-Around Non-Daily Newspaper, Region 10, winning 1st place in 2010, and 3rd place in 2011. Here are a few of the pieces I did for The Falcon.

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