I’ve been living in San Francisco since June. On my commute from the Marina to the Financial District, my bus drives through Chinatown. There’s a building on Stockton St with a Republic of China banner on top, alongside a portrait of Sun Yat-sen, the Chinese
studying the past has helped me make sense of the present, but I agree with this
"I’ve always been curious why history books aren’t written in reverse chronological order: as a kid I never cared for Neanderthals, or how Yu the Great controlled the floods. I’ve always wanted to know why things are the way they are today — so a curious mind digs into the history of yesterday, and the day before that. The puzzles are already there."