Waiter! There’s a bug in my coffee cup!

Many years ago I entered the masters degree program at the Elliot School at George Washington University in Washington, DC. I had just got back from Taiwan, and there I met another man who was also deeply interested in Taiwan, and like me, had just gotten married to a beautiful local woman. We both took Bob Sutter’s Taiwan class and became instant friends. We’ve been friends ever since.

I’d like to take a moment to introduce Jeff Miller and his new blog. Jeff is in a class by himself — first came to the island when Chiang Ching-kuo was president, and knows more about Taiwan than anyone I know. A Keelung local history buff, artist, hiker — as kind, sensitive, rational, and intelligent a human as you will ever meet. It has been my honor to call him friend for many years, and to grow our families together. I hope you will enjoy knowing Jeff as much as I have.