A Curmudgeon Back Home

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A Curmudgeon Back Home
Enthusiastically jaded observations and occasional rants by an expatriate.
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  • Tragically Hip Travel 1 week ago Artwork on the walls at the National Go Center in Washington, D.C. My daughter took part in the Winter Warmer Tournament held there on Saturday (yesterday). Regular readers of this blog (all two or three of you) will know that I occasionally post rants trenchant observations related to Taiwan (or...
  • From American Presidents to Tibetan Buddhists: A Soggy Saturday in D.C. 2 weeks ago Shimomura Crossing the Delaware, in which artist Roger Shimomura presents himself as George Washington, and replaces Washington's colonial soldiers with samurai warriors. At the National Portrait Gallery This rant comes a bit late, as Taiwan's "nine-in-one" elections took place last weekend, but...
  • Trying hard now, gettin' strong now, gonna fly now in Philadelphia 3 weeks ago The last time we were in the United States for the Thanksgiving holiday, we eschewed the traditional turkey dinner at home and instead took the train to New York for a short holiday (see here and here). This time around wasn't much different. Instead of returning to Gotham City, however, we rode...
  • Asia, meet America. America, this is Asia 4 weeks ago A 15th-century depiction from central Tibet of AmitābhaWinter came early this year to the District of Columbia and its environs, but it didn't stay around long. This was the scene from our balcony as I awoke on Thursday morning:Snow continued to fall throughout the morning and into the early...
  • A Vetting Process 2 months ago What would Ben make of all this?Yesterday (Monday) was Veterans Day, better known in other countries which also participated in the War that unfortunately did not End All Wars as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day (actually the holiday was on Sunday, but observed on Monday so as to create a three-day...

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Fredfong
09:30 AM January 27, 2015

excellent insight....

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