Andy Engelson is a writer and editor who lives in Hanoi, Vietnam. He's currently working on a historical novel set in the Northwest United States during World War II. He's also a freelance writer, essayist and member of the Hanoi Writer's Collective. In a former life, he edited Washington Trails magazine for six years and before that was freelance journalist. He likes to hike, travel, and play with his family.
the unfortunate human disorder a palate that’s never weary of steamed piglet with garlic sauce roast duck with pepper and salt deboned raw fish mince unskinned cooked pork cheek unaware of the bitterness of others’ lives as long as their own are sweet — Cold Mountain, “Poem 201”