Monthly Archives: April 2008


I stopped by the store this evening to pick up a bag of potting soil for some houseplants. The bag was leaking dirt from a hole as I waited in line at the counter, so I grabbed a plastic bag … Continue reading

Protesting Tibet

Chinese students are protesting throughout the US and England, and on many college campuses. They say the media coverage of the Tibet/China issue is biased, and are upset about the harsh criticism of China by the West. In a nutshell, … Continue reading

An Engineer’s Guide to Cats

This is too funny! I love the yodeling…will have to see if Roxie and Dragon have such lovely voices Site visits

Tibet articles

These two articles in the NY Times today give more insight into the “ownership” of Tibet and what (Han) Chinese think of Tibet/Tibetans: New Museum Offers the Official Line on a Region (ie – Tibet) Chinese Student in U.S. Caught … Continue reading

I’m qualified!

I passed my qualifying exam this morning. I’m not sure what I’m qualified FOR, but there it is. It was actually rather fun – I had a nice discussion with my committee. I’m really happy with the people on my … Continue reading