Hiatus//Documentary Smorgasbord//Steven Chu for President in 2016

I’m on the two-day cusp of departing from Taipei for the beautiful work that awaits in Seattle, and am thus taking my annual last-week-of-July blogging vacation.  I would, in the meantime, like to recommend several fascinating sources for your delectation, enjoyment, and edification. Don’t miss: * C-Span’s panel discussions on the origins of the Korean War (particularly the remarks by the guest from London, and … Continue reading Hiatus//Documentary Smorgasbord//Steven Chu for President in 2016

I Saw This Coming in 1935

Scene: Kennedy-era Post Office in Tacoma, Washington.  An overcast, cool day.  People stand in line, shuffling through envelopes tangled with rubber bands and loopy writing.  I am preparing a small mailing to a friend. Everything sifts out and I lift my eyes.  An old man stands in front of me in the line, alert, a little smile on his lips.  He wears a maroon plaid … Continue reading I Saw This Coming in 1935