on being unassuming

XiamenI have written about my Facebook friend and fellow blogger, Mike Todd. Mike used to be married and live in Vancouver, Canada. Then he got divorced and moved to Xiamen, China. How’s that for making a major life change? Mike often writes on Facebook about the cultural idiosyncrasies he observes. And he has a tendency to be unassuming and self-effacing.

I really appreciated the comment he made about hearing Simon and Garfunkel sing “Bridge Over Troubled Waters” in an elevator in Xiamen:

I’m not completely unfamiliar with the complexities of the various theories of globalization—I know, for instance, that it’s a small world after all…

Thank you, Mike, for that.