Thank you to AS of NM for the cope of To Live: A Novel by Yu Hua.
If you want to have a sense of the something of the Great Leap Forward or the Cultural Revolution, you might try this film. It is a compelling story of a family struggling to survive through a string of disasters. It turns out that each disaster is contains the key to their survival. If you don’t love this film, I will question if you have a pulse.
You can also get the novel in the original Chinese language in traditional (of course) characters.
In any event, it will be nice to read the book behind the movie.
Penjing has gone and got all autumn on me.
Penjing is rapidly going yellow. It happens.
Also, the other day my newest coffee mug arrived.
This is the large size WDTPRS cup.
I have been punishing these mugs, microwaving them for long periods and putting them in the bottom part of the dishwasher near the heating element. They are holding up, though under this relentless hammering with heat, etc., they are showing some wear after a year or so. If you don’t mistreat them as I purposely do, they should last for a long time!
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