Friday, August 20, 2010

Fulbright Past And Present

"Steve!"

Startled to hear my name being called out in the middle of Beijing, I looked up...and who was standing there but Dennis Johnson and Pat Petrash. Crazy!

Dennis is a colleague of mine at GW, and he and Pat are at the very beginning of their year of living in China, courtesy of the Fulbright program. Back in June, before we headed back to Beijing, Dennis and Pat were gracious enough to have us over their home for dinner and hours of Balla storytelling, as a small part of their preparation for moving to the other side of the world.

And so who would have guessed that, two months later, there the six of us would be again...this time meeting up by chance...in a city of 17 million...

Like I said...crazy!

~Steve

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