I am going to go off topic for this blog post to direct your attention to a new documentary film soon to be released about a fascinating man I have had the opportunity to get to know through weekly lunch meetings with the Gig Harbor Midday Rotary Club.
I first started talking to Sidney because one of my sons is a Linguist in the Navy and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese. Sidney is a very humble man and it took me a while to realize just how vast his experiences and role in the Chinese history really are. This web site, about the documentary film being made about the life of Sidney Rittenberg, tells his story much better than I could ever do. I am making arrangements to attend the premier of the documentary at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA in a few weeks.
I strongly urge you to take few a minutes and look at the interview clips on the web site and, should the documentary, “The Revolutionary” make it to a theater near you, I urge you to check it out.