Tag Archives: environment

Individuals: Saint Francis (of Assisi)

Photo Credit: Waterborough For some reason, there was a comic book about St. Francis lying around the house when I was a boy.  That’s how I learned about him. His life was memorable for me because he went off to … Continue reading

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Taipei 101

Photo Credit: Peellden Even though Taipei 101 was the tallest building in the world for only 6 years, from 2004-2010, it is still especially iconic.  I like that the design is supposed to resemble bamboo, an icon of Oriental culture … Continue reading

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The rivers in the area of the provincial capital city of Chengdu in China have been a boon since 250 B.C.  My attention was drawn to the city after watching the Travel Channel’s Samantha Brown: Passport to China. I just … Continue reading

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Windmills and Waterways

Photo Credit: Quistnix at nl.wikipedia “When the wind blows, some build walls, others build windmills.” I came across this Chinese proverb through an article in The Philippine Star.  Some other sources also qualify wind in this saying as winds of … Continue reading

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Music Class: Bob Dylan

Buy “The Times They Are A-Changin’” on iTunes Come gather ’round people Wherever you roam And admit that the waters Around you have grown And accept it that soon You’ll be drenched to the bone If your time to you … Continue reading

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Why “Seek Knowledge even in China”?

Photo Credit: Wiggum “Seek knowledge even in China” was one of the sayings that was associated with the Abbasid Era of the Islamic Empire, which implied that knowledge should be sought regardless of the source, regardless if it was non-Islamic, … Continue reading

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