I know, I know, it’s not February 14, but I learned something new about Chinese culture today–that this day is, according to the Chinese lunar calendar, a day for love. This is based on a myth of a Cowherd and a Weaver Maid who are separated by the Queen Mother of the Western Heavens (would […]
Beijing Bicycle Thieves
I’ll be heading back to Beijing on Friday, so this afternoon I’ ve been trying to catch up on a bit of China-related news. In doing so, I ran across this article, titled Database to Monitor Bicycle Thieves in China. Here’s an excerpt: Beijing police have announced plans to crack down on bicycle theft by […]
Here in Minnesota, the world could very well end this weekend. That’s certainly the impression one gets by watching and listening to the local news. And what is this chataclismic event that is about to descend on this state of tough Scandanavian-stocked people? Hot weather. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it’s the middle of summer and […]
No More Buttons!
In this age of telecommunications, we are faced daily with a wide array of ‘buttons’ to press. Telephones. Cell phones, with their buttons that let you not only enter numbers but text. ATM machines. Garage door openers. Microwave consoles. Palm Pilots. MP3 players. It’s enough to make one’s head, or should I say fingers, swim. […]
More Rainmaking News
Is the USA Today reading my blog? Yesterday, they did a feature length article on China’s expertise at shooting ammunition into clouds to make it rain. The title of the article is China Rolls Out the Big Guns, Aiming for a Dry Olympics." Hah! My earlier posts on this subject, which can be found here […]