Sunday, June 30, 2013

Quote for the Week, June 30-July 6, 2013

War should only be declared by the authority of the people, whose toils and treasures are to support its burdens, instead of the government which is to reap its fruits.
--James Madison

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Tuesday Tune-up

2Cellos, "Fields of Gold"

Sunday, June 23, 2013

More Snapshots from China

Father and son.  No, really.
Tiananmen Square, Beijing

Ceramic wall decoration,
Imperial Palace, Beijing

Cathy learned how to make dumplings.

Beachfront development in Haigang district,

Construction boom in downtown Qinhuangdao.

Brett had a tennis buddy with connections.
Result: a gratuitous "lunch" while Wall-hopping,
Shanhaiguan district, Qinhuangdao

The Great Wall ascending Jiaoshan Mountain,



Stop the tea party--we needed a coffee fix.
Tony [left, with Brett, Alex and Cathy] found just the right spot.

Cathy's still life by the Bohai Sea

Bird sanctuary, Beidaihe district

Quote for the Week, June 23-29, 2013

It is getting to the point where the mark of international distinction and service to humanity is no longer the Nobel Peace Prize, but an espionage indictment from the U.S. Department of Justice.
--Julian Assange

Monday, June 17, 2013

More From Brett's Laptop

Great Wall, Jiumenkou

Mongol tourists want photo-op with Americans,
Brett goes Genghis.

Tuesday Tune-up

Itzhak Perlman & Yo Yo Ma, Dvorak's "Humoresque"

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Quote for the Week, June 16-22

There are decades when nothing happens and there are weeks when decades happen.
--Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Scenes from China, June 2013

Posting photos in anything close to real time has been difficult, as a virtual private network is required to access here in China.  Internet access from a hotel room just won't cut it.  Here are a few photos from Brett's laptop.

one of the Forbidden City palaces,

Brett (top center) hosting a gaggle of girls from his English class (and his parents),

Beach walk, Qinhuangdao

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Tuesday Tune-up

Elton John, "Moon River"

Sunday, June 9, 2013

First Full Day in China

left-most of nine dragons, ceramic mural,
Forbidden City, Beijing

[click to enlarge]

Quote for the Week, June 9-15, 2013

All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem.
--Martin Luther King, Jr.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Tuesday Tune-up

Vanessa Paradis & Suzanne Vega, "Blowin' the the Wind"

Monday, June 3, 2013

Quote for the Week, June 2-8, 2013

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.
--James Joyce