I ran into our English teacher, Ms. Radke, at the Pabst Theater in MKE one evening a couple years ago. I enthusiastically told her that I was writing, and that I had just written and produced a show at Second City in Chicago. She shrugged and walked away. She was so proud.
I've had several people ask me what I'm doing in Taipei, Taiwan. Well, I worked at the Taiwanese Consulate in Washington D.C. several years ago, then was awarded a fellowship to study international business and Chinese at UWM. After a handful of years in MKE upon receiving an M.S. in International Business, I had a chance to get over here to work and strengthen my language skills. Now I'm lecturing on international marketing at the Chihlee Institute of Technology (http://www.chihlee.edu.tw/en/), and working as a business consultant for a Hong Kong-based consulting company, Fusion Consulting, (www.fusionc.com). I recently completed a lengthy analysis of the beef supply chain into Taiwan, and now I'm starting to study the domestic retail market for ladies clothing, shoes and undergarments. Such is the life of the business consultant. Yeah, it sounds stupid, but it's putting noodles on the table. Believe me, I've studied less interesting topics in my years.
Meanwhile I'm working on a couple writing projects with some writers back in the States.