“Why Does jsphfrtz’s Writing Look So Weird?”

Most people will agree that I’m a good writer; at the same time, some of what I’ve written on jsphfrtz.com in recent months might look odd.  Like my most recent post about “Taiwan Western Union.”  I assume my readers are not fools: they know there is no such thing as “Taiwan Western Union.”  So why […]

Walmart Syndrome: Why Americans Don’t Recognize Internet Censorship

If you ask the average net-savvy American about internet censorship, they’ll often reference the Epitome of Internet Censorship on our planet: The People’s Republic of China.  The PRC blocks so many sites, it’s freaky.  We all know how things like Facebook and Twitter and YouTube are blocked, but they often block benign sites, too (like […]

My First Ride In A Police Car

I was driving north on WenXin Lu, Monday, August 20, 2012, at 10:45am, on my scooter.  Coming off the traffic light at Daye Lu, heading towards Dalong Lu, I attempted to merge right (from the right-hand lane into the scooter lane).  I felt something hit the right rear of my scooter and turned my head to see […]