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What Are Sidewalks For? Answer #12

Dear Man Standing on a Rock in a Field of Other Rocks

Dear Man Standing on a Rock in a Field of Other Rocks, Nice rock. Or is it a boulder? Either way, what are you doing up there? Was the ground below not satisfactory? Obviously, something caused you to leave the common plane and ascend to your present position – let us propose a scenario or […]

Questioning China’s Q.E.D.s: The Promising Youth

They stared at us with apprehension and doubt – contorted brows and sagging mouths. We had just dropped the great, ever-troublesome three-letter word, the word that, from our experience, invariably draws a confused response: “Why?” The handful of students muttered quickly in Chinese. They knew the word, of course, and it was not our native […]

Stronger, Swifter, Higher, Faster

Totally Awesome Picture of the Week 29 Men in sport coats. Men climbing blindly. Men grasping the railing. which guides and supports. Up stairs. Stairs to the top. Stairs made by men. Stairs narrow in direction. A direction as firm as the stairs themselves. Stronger, Swifter, Higher, Faster Stronger, Swifter, Higher, Faster The men repeat […]


Yichang, CHINA – Despite abundant evidence indicating otherwise, there has in fact been no disaster – natural or man made – here in Yichang. The power lines intertwined with trees, buildings reduced to rubble, roads trenched useless, and air filled with debris are all purposeful expressions of success. World, meet the Chinese Developmental Pre-Olympics Urban […]