Monthly Archives: November 2009

Old Man Winter

We are having a real cold snap. The current temperature (at 9 pm) is 45 and windy. Today we only got up to the mid 50s. The sun was out today which is an improvement over yesterday -a slightly warmer … Continue reading

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Not for better, just for worse.

Does a rising tide lift all boats? Does wealth really trickle down? These are some staple assumptions of the American economic system. However, U.S. data collected over the last 40 years, a period in which the U.S. economy experienced unprecedented … Continue reading

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Freedom

We are in Macau for the weekend. It is so nice to have children who are well, and it is wonderful to finally be able to leave our junky apartment. It really isn’t terrible but when you spend 3 weeks … Continue reading

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Senior Living

I often suggest to Jason that I could create a perfect living situation by taking bits and pieces of places that we have lived and bringing them together in one idyllic community. I am currently reading Lost Continent by Bill … Continue reading

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Linguistic Relativity: distinction without a difference

Here in China when you walk into our local Park & Shop megastore to pick up some things that you weren’t able to find in the market or campus grocery you first encounter the tissue section. They have all manner … Continue reading

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Basketball & Health Tips in GZ

Since I can’t be in Vermont defending my team’s Barre Men’s League Championship, I was thrilled to be invited to play basketball today with some of my graduate students. We played 4-on-4 half court, and, since I haven’t played basketball … Continue reading

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30th Anniversary Ceremony of the Sun Yat-sen University School of Law

Today I was an honored guest at the 30th Anniversary Ceremony of the Sun Yat-sen University School of Law. It was a well-attended and fancy event with flowers, red and gold banners, dragon statues, and distinguished guests. (A large flower … Continue reading

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