The once “King-of-the-Hill” Conrad of the Gweilo Diaries has been in touch with me lately, but I didn’t write about it because I wasn’t sure he wanted me to. But now I see that another blogger has broken the story so I have no need to stay silent. Conrad’s fine, and he says he may be popping up in the comments sometime soon. Sadly for all of us, he won’t be blogging anymore.
It really doesn’t feel the same without him. While he was consistently wrong about US politics, his manner of expresssing himself was inimitable and irreplaceble. Let’s all hope that he reconsiders, no matter how misguided his political stance may have been.
Thanks to the reader who sent me this link — I really appreciate it.
Richard Burger is the author of Behind the Red Door: Sex in China, an exploration of China's sexual revolution and its clash with traditional Chinese values.