A Moveable Feast of Sino-French Links

Particularly as we lay siege to a new year, one in which I hope this blog can increasingly function as a kind of open workshop, a mediation on hope may in fact be appropriate.  In a chapter entitled “Printed Paper” in his immense and overflowing prolix canvas, The French Revolution, author Thomas Carlyle writes: Hope deferred maketh the heart sick.  And yet, as we said, … Continue reading A Moveable Feast of Sino-French Links

Seattle “Ecoterrorist” Arrested in Dali, Yunnan

As the New York Times reports, Justin Franchi Solondz has been on the run since trying to burn down some horticulture buildings at Seattle’s University of Washington campus in 2001.  It seems he has been holed up in Dali, Yunnan, impersonating a Canadian and keeping busy by burying 30 pounds of marijuana in his backyard. He is an alumnus of Evergreen State College, an institution … Continue reading Seattle “Ecoterrorist” Arrested in Dali, Yunnan