The blogger is a middle-aged American currently employed in teaching world history and global issues. He has also taught US history, government, English for Speakers of Other Languages, and Chinese language. His moonlight occupation is Chinese-English document translation, editing translations from English into Chinese, and other "word work". He is married, with two sons,a daughter-in-law, and a grand-daughter. He also is a confessing Protestant Christian unashamed of the Evangelical label. His major interests include the interplay of religion and culture.