Coffee at Seven

Unlike the wasteland of over-sized drinks and decay-proof food in the USA, the 7-11's of Taiwan are a vibrant and vital node of connection and exchange. You would need to roll UPS, Kinko's, a train system that does not even exist in the USA, the corner cafe,...
Facilitative Questioning

Facilitative Questioning

This is a demonstration of Jane Lewis using the process of facilitative questioning to get to the heart of what began as an unspoken dilemma. This process can be done with an individual or group to help the inquirer find an action they are ready to take with a...

Presence and Persistence

It does not come easy for most Americans. It does not come easy for those of us raised on a diet of “right now,” of hopes and promises of overnight riches, of guaranteed transformation in 10 days. With eyes focused on the instant, it feels like a water...

Taiwanese Rules of Traffic

It's crowded in Taiwan. Crowded in a way that most Americans would not want to think too long about. Crowded and with rules of human brownian motion seeped from a culture that avoids conflict and direct confrontation. So it can be confusing. Confusing when we try...

Breathing Taiwan

It's a complicated perfume of lurid tropical flowers and scooter exhaust, mixed with outdoor kitchens, acrid-sweet temple incense and wrapped all together into a humid embrace. The first thing I wanted to do after arriving in Tainan was to slip out into the night...

Oh, so it is like this..

I bought a ticket from one of Taipei’s kabillion 7/11’s for the the high speed train that time slices the journey from Taipei to Tainan. For a 35 cent service charge the pre-ticket sales line at the train station can be avoided. Taiwanese 7/11’s...