From WSJ, “Hong Kong Taps Beijing Ally” (written by a fellow Fulbrighter and Brunonian!): “When Beijing weighed in last week in a series of meetings with electors, it touched a sore spot with Hong Kong residents, who are increasingly sensitive about the influence of the mainland, both politically and economically.” “The leadership race was unique […]
“I don’t believe complete assimilation is possible… Every step, every entry into the flows of existence can be seen as a beginning, a commencement of a brand new way of seeing oneself in the world… Of course those of us who grew up on the threshold of cultures perhaps have a more developed sense of […]
postscript It’s interesting to see the conversation continue to unravel. The most compelling argument I’ve heard is that it offends the integrity and power of the facts to imply that somehow the reality of it all isn’t enough. I understand points on both sides. I don’t think that creative nonfiction promises, exactly, to be as […]
Marilynne Robinson’s new book of essays! Too bad I have a pile of papers to grade.
[nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/2011/sep/27/slide-show-mariana-cook-stone-walls/] [urbanphoto.net/blog/2011/10/12/land-reclamation-at-what-cost] [urbanphoto.net/blog/2012/01/21/the-ghosts-of-oil-street] and then there’s this: [edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/07/25/hongkong.coffin.homes/index.html]
sutro bath ruins On Sunday the weather was beautiful, so G and I packed a picnic under a circle of very tall eucalyptus trees. It got cool as the sun lowered behind them, and we climbed into the car and drove along the ocean. We decided to stop and walk around Sutro Baths, which was […]