Monthly Archives: April 2012

This is too true not to pass on

I wish conservatives really were conservatives like Wendell Berry. Guys like him actually want to conserve and realize the limits of human endeavor. He’s more of a cultural conservative than I am, but he makes a lot of sense. Here’s … Continue reading

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A Suitable Boy

I’ve been reading a book a week on average since we’ve been travelling. I think that pace will slow considerably with this book: It’s almost 1400 pages long – the longest book I’ve read in a long time. In fact, it … Continue reading

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I have a job!

On Monday, I start tutoring English to a fairly high level Buddhist monk. He travels the world on behalf of the Dalai Lama, and wants to improve his English. (He was in Seattle a couple of years ago when the … Continue reading

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One more book

I forgot about The Garden of the Beast, a non-fiction book about the American ambassador to Germany during Hitler’s rise. The book sounded compelling enough – an earnest and non-flamboyant ambassador who tries to do his best to represent American interests, and … Continue reading

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Books I’ve read so far on this trip

I’ve read a lot more books on this trip than I usually do, and that’s a good thing. In no particular order, along with my brief impressions, here they are: Cutting for Stone – This was generally a good book, … Continue reading

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Learning about India

Since I’ve been in India I’ve read a few books about its history and geography, and I’ve received a few articles and tips about it from friends and acquaintances. One I recently received from Brad was about Mahatma Gandhi, whose … Continue reading

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Odds and ends

I guess I’ve pretty much recovered from the trek even though I’m somewhat amazed that I really didn’t have much recovering to do. No muscle soreness or  joint stiffness – I’m not even using any NSAIDS. Maybe I’m in better … Continue reading

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