Monthly Archives: May 2011

Chance Meeting with Nobakov: A lifetime influence

Sometimes the people one meets in life turn out to be ever more interesting as time passes. Their words and ideas follow you like a thin and ghostly mist that clings to your brain. At the time you have no … Continue reading

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Harlequin Lady Beetle

Today I captured a Harlequin Lady Beetle. This Asian Beetle was introduced in 1988 to North America. It was believed to be a natural form of pest control for aphids. Rose growers were delighted. No more pesticides. But the plan … Continue reading

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Is God Dead Yet? I Hope So!

Is God Dead Yet? I hope so! Saturday, May 21, 2011 is the End of the World according to Harold Camping and his followers of the Family Radio Ministry. The Rapture is to occur accompanied by catastrophic destruction and suffering. … Continue reading

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Party Animal

The foreign faculty had a party the other night for the teachers leaving next month. When the cake was presented a “jewel bug” flew into the room. Today I took some photos of its exquisite beauty.

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Making a Difference

Today we hear much about “making a difference.” It drives many people, especially college youth, to go all over the world to volunteer. I have worked with these youth in the Middle East, the Caribbean, and now China. I get … Continue reading

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Is the Book Dead?

I am working on my 58th book. I wonder sometimes if this is in vain. The book seems to be dying. I have come to the conclusion that the paper book is dying. Reading is not dead. It just has … Continue reading

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Ontological Choices in a Chinese Supermarket

Ontological Choices in a Chinese Supermarket I went shopping the other day at a Chinese Supermarket that recently opened in the town where I teach at a local university.  On the walk over to the market I passed by work … Continue reading

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