My niece and her husband are spending the winter caretaking a homestead on the absolute most western point of North America — a tiny spit on the Alaskan Penninsula, just a mile or so away from the 'city' of False Pass, on the first island in the Aleutian Chain, called Unimak. This past week they […]
How does a thoroughly secular society celebrate Christmas? Well, by shopping, of course. The Christian Science Monitor recently posted a collection of photos showing Christmas celebrations around the country. (Xidan Commercial Street, Beijing) Follow the link above to see the rest of the photos. BBC News also published an interesting article called ‘China Succumbs to […]
One of my favorite China blogs is China Scrap, written by Adam Minter, a fellow Minnesotan. Today he put up a fun post titled 141 Shanghai Christmas Trees. Here's his introduction to the post: "It’s that time of year again – the time for Shanghai Scrap’s annual (2nd) 141 Shanghai Christmas Trees post (last year’s […]
I just ran across an article put out by Reuters that says MacDonalds plans to double the number of restaurants they have in China by 2013. (GZILLIONS SOLD) As I read it I couldn't help thinking about a cultural outing I took with a Chinese professor many years ago. At least twice a month we […]
This afternoon I went for a walk in the park near my mom’s place. Not only did Roseville get all it’s streets cleared, it also got the walking paths in the parks cleaned off. Now that’s community service!
I've been thinking more about how annoyed I am that I got a ticket yesterday for leaving my car on my own street while I waited for friends to come and help. What exactly is the function of the" Roseville Police Department Community Service?" To sit in a heated truck not 20 feet from 3 […]