November 25, 2009 § Leave a comment
These interest me..
Sixty-year-old Du Weisheng likes to call himself a doctor, whose time-ravaged patients are frail, often crumble at a touch and sometimes get chewed by rats.
Du preserves and restores books and scripts that are hundreds of years old at China’s National Library, performing a job that is fast becoming as rare as the tomes he rescues.
Blog: God Talk by Stanley Fish
In the opening sentence of the last chapter of his new book, Reason, Faith and Revolution, the British critic Terry Eagleton asks, ‘Why are the most unlikely people, including myself, suddenly talking about God?’
About Fish: His new book on higher education, “Save the World On Your Own Time,” has just been published.
“Pick up the mission statement of almost any college or university, and you will find claims and ambitions that will lead you to think that it is the job of an institution of higher learning to cure every ill the world has ever known: not only illiteracy and cultural ignorance, which are at least in the ball-park, but poverty, war, racism, gender bias, bad character, discrimination, intolerance, environmental pollution, rampant capitalism, American imperialism, and the hegemony of Wal-mart; and of course the list could be much longer.”
I can not help but smile at ‘the hegemony of Wal-mart’ remark!
And..a fellow blogger shares a a quote about the photo without the ‘time’.
“You can’t look at most photos for more than , say, thirty seconds. It has nothing to do with the subject matter. …”
(Draft: May 2009–Published: Now–Why: because I wanna)