Sunday, January 31, 2010
A Wuxi Tony Minute.
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Friday, January 29, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
I haven't been able to upload WTUs 517 and 518 to Youtube. Rest assured, I will keep trying. But for now, I will have to make short one-minute WTUs so I can upload something.
It may be just as well. Some of these videos are too long anyway. Limits are sometimes good, even if they are courtesy Comrade Hu.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
We are fools to depend upon the society of our fellow-men. Wretched as we are, powerless as we are, they will not aid us; we shall die alone. We should therefore act as if we were alone, and in that case should we build fine houses, etc. We should seek the truth without hesitation; and, if we refuse it, we show that we value the esteem of men more than the search for truth.
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
Tony (Anthony Arnis Peng Kaulins) turns 29 (months) on Saturday. How he has grown before my eyes! I thank God for the good fortune to be able to have him. I thank my wife for doing such a good job of taking care of him. Her efforts have been tireless and more than I could have ever done.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Tony is an organizer, not a Community organizer. Thank God!
Jenny and I had to ask each other if we had lined up the cars like this. Neither of us did, so the likely suspect is Tony.
Way to go! Tony! Too bad, you couldn't line up your cars in a more advantageous spot.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
- sing the chorus of Queen's "We will Rock You".
- say "What". I don't know if he means "What?", though.
- when sitting on my shoulders, slide himself down the side of my body to get to the ground.
- get into things he shouldn't like basically everything.
- act -- he can fake crying.
- give long kisses -- not pecks, but wet juicy lip-on-lip kisses.
I wanted to show you the construction currently taking place in the area in which the K family lives. Tony wouldn't let me, alas!
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Who is Miep Gies?
She is the Miep in Anne Frank's diary, the gentile friend who helped hide the Jewish family and four of their friends for more than two years in the small attic apartment in Amsterdam. She is the woman who regularly bought groceries and supplies to keep all of them alive and who, along with her husband, lived every day in fear that the Nazis would discover what they were doing.
So, let us pause for a moment and recall the extraordinary life of Miep Gies, who died Monday at the age of 100.
760,000 views on my Youtube channel.
Thank you very much!
"Brother Li," said Zhang Shao, "it seems to me that people who struggle for fame kill themselves for it; those who compete for profit die for it; those who accept honors sleep with a tiger in their arms; and those who receive imperial favours walk around with snakes in their sleeves. Taking all in all, we are much better off living free among our clear waters and blue hills: we delight in our poverty and follow our destinies."
Obama attacks the Christian Right and the Republican Congress for "hijack[ing] the higher moral ground with this language of family values and moral responsibility." Yeah, sure, family values are fine, he says, but what about "collective action . . . collective institutions and organizations"? Let's take "these same values that are encouraged within our families," he urges, "and apply them to a larger society."
Hockey is itself a surrogate for warfare, and if you doubt it for a moment, listen to the crowd. (Including the women. Especially the women.) And while I might think professional sports in general a circus for the masses, and a lure into couch potatodom -- real men don't watch, they play -- hockey in particular has become valuable as a museum exhibit of many forgotten virtues.