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The NYTimes Lens blog has an interesting post with comments from the five photographers who shot this scene. http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/06/03/behind-the-scenes-tank-man-of-tiananmen/ I've been thinking about this photo for the past couple days... I was a college student at the time and remember seeing the video footage on the news - so haunting.
Toggle Commented Jun 4, 2009 on twenty years ago... at WWdN: In Exile
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My son is currently 38" tall, his favorite words are "no" and "why", and he only eats white food. When I try to imagine what he'll be like in five years - much less ten, fifteen, twenty - I get nothing back but a funny ache in my chest. However, if I have half the relationship with him that you have with your kids, I'll be pretty happy. Loved your post.
Toggle Commented Feb 16, 2009 on the best ten minutes of the day at WWdN: In Exile
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Currently reading Naoki Urusawa's Monster (vol. 16) - great manga, even if it does remind me of "The Fugitive". Re-reading: A Night in the Lonesome October by Roger Zelazny. Told from the perspective of Jack the Ripper's dog - manages to be macabre and fluffy at the same time. A light read. Amir Aczel's Fermat's Last Theorem. I've read mixed reviews about this book, but I like it. I only have 2 yrs of college calculus and some deductive logic, so I need hand-holding on this topic. Jame's Thurber's My Life and Hard Times. I read "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" four times in junior high and hated it each time, but I love Thurber's autobiography - witty and self-effacing. I love Ender's Game but find it hard to read his stuff now for the reasons you mentioned. Cheers!
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Currently reading Naoki Urusawa's Monster (vol. 16) - great manga, even if it does remind me of "The Fugitive". Re-reading: A Night in the Lonesome October by Roger Zelazny. Told from the perspective of Jack the Ripper's dog - manages to be macabre and fluffy at the same time. A light read. Amir Aczel's Fermat's Last Theorem. I've read mixed reviews about this book, but I like it. I only have 2 yrs of college calculus and some deductive logic, so I need hand-holding on this topic. Jame's Thurber's My Life and Hard Times. I read "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" four times in junior high and hated it each time, but I love Thurber's autobiography - witty and self-effacing. I love Ender's Game but find it hard to read his stuff now for the reasons you mentioned. Cheers!
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I mentioned this post to my husband (who is an engineer) and he replied, "Yeah, Britannica Man." Make of it what you will. By the way, found you on Twitter yesterday, followed your link back to the blog. I haven't read the word "grok" in 20 years - love it.
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I mentioned this post to my husband (who is an engineer) and he replied, "Yeah, Britannica Man." Make of it what you will. By the way, found you on Twitter yesterday, followed your link back to the blog. I haven't read the word "grok" in 20 years - love it.
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