This weblog was formerly known as An American Adventure.  It was my daily journal of a bicycle trip from Washington, D.C. to Seattle, Washington during the summer of 2002.  You can still view this blog which is linked under Adventures.  It was renovated in 2009 to become the website, Pathology of Wanderlust, which was a weblog about a new adventure; one that involved traveling in China and teaching English at a university in Hunan province during the Years of the Ox and Tiger.  Time has passed and it is now 2012, The Year of the Dragon, which also happens to be my Chinese birth year.

I thought it fitting to resurrect this blog after a two year hiatus. Now I am back.  The writings presented herein are an attempt to write unselfcensoredly, if that can even be such a word, and get to the root of what I think, feel, and dream.  All of that probably being quite the opposite of the majority who might happen across this blog.  For them this site is a challenge, and not a little strange.  But for those few somewhat like-minded who find a resonance with my writing may also see this really for what it is: An attempt to reach out and show that we are not alone in this world.  Though the writing itself is rambling, discursive like a shotgun blast into the heart of the matter, it is also a way to practice the only talent I have.  Perhaps a psychoanalyst or a good reader will probably ever make sense of whatever here is written.  Which is why I’d say, coming here is a poor use of your free time.

I am grateful to those who persist.

Matt M

August 27, 2012

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