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  • Archive for December 27th, 2007

    Is there a worm hole from the Panda Garden straight down to Beijing?

    Thursday, December 27th, 2007

    Matthew Pearl (who also had Jon Karp as an editor) sent me an except of a diary from his great-aunt Ruth (now in her late 90s), about her early impressions of a Chinese restaurants while growing up Jewish in Brooklyn. In this excerpt, Jenny is an aunt and Sylvia is her sister. Matthew doesn’t know […]

    U8UNTU! (Ubuntu) A philosophy of living through others

    Thursday, December 27th, 2007

    A South African friend made this for me for Christmas to introduce me to the humanist concept of ubuntu — which is one of those concepts that can’t be easily expressed in English (and maybe even in the Western world). Ubuntu (which, yes, also happens to be the name of a Linux-based operating system) is […]