"Sweet mother of Joey Votto, no!"

That's probably as deceiving a headline as I'll ever write. Sorry about that. It is, however, an exact quote from one of my brothers, Jordan, who has lived and worked in China for nearly a decade. The quote comes from an interview he gave (part 1, part 2) that mostly touches on the respective education systems of China and America, about which Jordan knows more than any one person should.

Mostly, I'm posting the link to this interview because he gives a bit of a glimpse into where he (we) came from, and how he got where he is. I am struck by his description, since his story tracks pretty closely with mine...up until the point he deferred graduate school and decided to do something interesting and exciting. I did not defer graduate school, even though I had a job opportunity to do something that I really wanted to do (that's another story for another time). No, I went on to law school and did everything that was expected of me. And the rest is history, as they say.

Anyway, I'm proud of my little brother. When he moves to Sydney, I'll be sure to visit.