I’m still here!

I’m still here! May 8, 2019

Greetings from Hong Kong!

I am still around – though busier than ever (with very mixed feelings about that). I’m working full time now at Buddhistdoor Global, which has been fantastic. You can find regular writings from me in the news there and–less frequently–in the features section.

Justin Whitaker ponders life. Island Paradise home, Hong Kong, 2019.

And while I work “in the city” I live on an island about 30 minutes away (by ferry, which is where I am now, en route home after the day’s work).

I am also wrapping up one online class, an introduction to philosophy, which I have taught for Mohave Community College in Arizona for the past couple years (and before that I taught Comparative World Religions for them starting in 2012). It’s a bittersweet time, ending my brief pseud-career as college instructor/aspiring full-time professor. But it comes after the “high” of teaching for a semester at Hong Kong University, one of the top-rated Universities in the world (for those who keep track), and a rather sudden new interest in my writing by publishers–I’ve even had to turn down two book requests recently.

And so I’m writing still.
I’m finishing up teaching.
I’m commuting (almost 4 hours per day total).
I’m settling in to married life–at last!





I’m gonna be a father!




I’m happy to announce that my wonderful wonderful wife, Beth, is pregnant and doing great – despite the chaos of picking up and moving to Hong Kong with me!


Once my class is done I will have more free time (right now I grade papers on my commute each day and promptly collapse usually after dinner when I get home) and will return to regular writing here.

Thank you for your patience.

Thank you for your support.

Thank you for whatever goodness you put out into the world each day.

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