A Broad and Ample Road

Michelle Kuo and Albert Wu
Our attempt to immerse ourselves in acts of creation and solidarity, in liberation struggles and art, in poetry and protest.
Created 01 Sep 2020
  • Thankful for Cats, Pies, and Puppets
    28 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 6 2
    Happy Thanksgiving! Michelle’s dear cousin Margaret spoiled us by cooking up a meal replete with delicious turkey and stuffing and everything else, including three different pies. We’re thankful to ha...
  • Beat, Our Migrant Hearts
    21 Nov 2021 • 14 min read • 9 1
    Dear all, Michelle here! Hello from Taipei, where the weather is uncharacteristically glorious. I complain frequently about the constant rain, and so on sunny, breezy days like today Albert gets very ...
  • 【專訪】「現況已經這麼慘,替代方案怎麼會更糟?」
    18 Nov 2021 5 0
    各位讀者大家好!Hello from Michelle and Albert! We send the Chinese newsletter on Thursdays and English on Sundays. If you would like to opt out of a version, you can go to ampleroad.substack.com, click “My A...
  • "Cats Are Always Right!"
    14 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 15 10
    Hello from Hualien! We have spent the past couple of days on the eastern coast of Taiwan. It’s known for being one of the most beautiful areas in Taiwan, as well as one of the poorest. This is also wh...
  • 歸國思緒二三事(二):她們的自我解殖之路
    11 Nov 2021 7 0
    本篇是〈歸國思緒二三事〉的第二部。 上週的電子報中,孟軒聊起怡慧堅決投身理想的閃耀模樣,談到身為「非隨遷配偶」的罪惡感,坦誠分享自身內心掙扎、他與怡慧在婚姻關係中的衝突與拉扯。本週文章中他向讀者說明,好不容易在美國與東亞間妥協,準備攜手在法國重新勾勒人生藍圖後,一家人為何又踏上跨洲遷居路。 孟軒將歸國契機娓娓道來,細細鋪陳母親與家族的故事,摹畫出另一位女性的不屈身影,以及一段曲折的「自我解殖」歷程...
  • "I tell everybody I love them": Chan is free and has come home
    07 Nov 2021 • 14 min read • 14 2
    Dear all, Hello! Michelle here. Yesterday a flying squirrel—think an orange, furry bat—flew into a pipe in our house, rattled around, and gnawed until it created a large hole. Albert tried to shoo it ...
  • 歸國思緒二三事(一): 美國與東亞間的妥協
    04 Nov 2021 10 0
    在〈魯蛇即將遠行〉中,怡慧談了關於移居台灣的想法,讓許多人覺得心有同感。從世界各地,讀者的回音如雪花飄來,他們都經歷過類似的掙扎:有些人結了婚,但其中一人必須為另一半而遷居;有些人的父母不贊成小孩「返回」他們自己的故鄉定居。我們正在整理其中一些讀者回饋,準備刊登在下星期的電子報中,如果你們有興趣分享自己的想法或感受,請把郵件寄到 ampleroad@substack.com。記得告訴我們你們希望匿...
  • “We Will Save It Ourselves”: Pariah State Faces the World
    31 Oct 2021 • 11 min read • 19 7
    For the past year, the first thing people have asked us upon hearing that we were moving to Taiwan was: Aren’t you worried? Over dinner, a beloved teacher gifted us 2034, a thriller written by two for...
  • 告密者必當嚴懲不赦?
    28 Oct 2021 10 2
    (Hello! If you would prefer to receive only the weekly English-language newsletter, please go to “My Account” and click on the English-only option. We apologize for the inconvenience. Read the English...
  • Should snitches get stitches?
    24 Oct 2021 • 15 min read • 15 3
    Dear all, Michelle here. Hello from Taiwan, where we had a 6.5 level earthquake earlier today. Everything’s OK now, and thankfully no casualties have been reported. We have discovered we have no earth...
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