Shanghai Cut — The Good Men Project

To make a fine gentleman, several trades are required, but chiefly a barber. Oliver Goldsmith

With China dominating the news of late, first with the protests in Hong Kong and now with the start and spread of the coronavirus, I find myself thinking more and more about my father-in-law. He was born in China, in 1924, in a small village in a northern province. Intelligent, strong, tall, and handsome, he had every expectation to build a secure and successful life in the country of his birth.

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John McCaffrey

John McCaffrey is a writer and a director at a nonprofit mental health treatment and training center in NYC. jamccaffrey.com