Monthly Archives: May 2010

Race matters when it comes to economic inequality

Gerald recently commented that race and poverty are not intertwined, but this article from today’s NYTimes shows that race makes all the difference. The economic recession has eliminated many of the economic gains made by African Americans. This is due … Continue reading

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Whirlwind

The craziness has arrived. Since Mei-mei’s birthday last week we have been out straight with social engagements, school happenings, etc. Wednesday was the birthday. Thursday night we went with a friend to dinner at Tai Lai, a really good vegetarian … Continue reading

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“Last Dinners”

Our last 3 weeks in China are turning out to be very enjoyable and jam-packed, mostly with farewell meals and hosted activities. Over a 16 day period, we already have 12 farewell events planned. Tonight was a fantastic dinner with … Continue reading

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For my fellow Milwaukeeans…2010 farmers markets guide

2010 farmers markets guide: http://www.onmilwaukee.com/seasonal/festivals/articles/farmersmarketsguide.html Milwaukee’s Urban Ecology Center has a great annual Local Food and Farmer Open House. http://www.urbanecologycenter.org/localfoodopenhouse.html When we lived in Milwaukee, we were community-supported agriculture members of the Rare Earth Farm. High recommended! http://rareearthfarm.com/

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Ipad

A friend here in GZ has loaned me one of his 4 ipads for a couple of weeks. His company manufactures the cases used for products like the iPad. At any rate, I have been wanting to go Mac and … Continue reading

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Moynihan’s Tangle of Pathology

James T. Patterson’s opinion piece in yesterday’s New York Times seeks to resurrect the 1965 Moynihan report. Entitled “The Negro Family: The Case for National Action,” the report documents the “tangle of pathology” that limits the life-chances of poor African … Continue reading

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A year without winter?

Jason recently asked me how I had found a year without winter. You see, as summer weather arrived in Vermont last year we got into the habit of commenting that it was the beginning of one long summer. As I … Continue reading

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