|Kids in rural Laos are now exposed to a world their parents didn't imagine at their age. How does this change their expectations for the future?
|A view of Beijing's traffic gridlock from my office.|
With winds clocked at over 190 kilometers per hour Cyclone Nargis made landfall in Myanmar on Friday, May 2, about 250 kilometers southwest of the capital Yangon. On Monday United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon said he was “very much alarmed” over estimates from Myanmar’s Foreign Ministry that over 10,000 people may have died. The New York Times is reporting on the devastation, which comes before a constitutional
A few weeks ago I wrote that “many perceive NT2 to be a World Bank hydropower project. From my perspective, that’s inaccurate in every respect. More on that in a future posting.” Following intense pressure from my reading public (thanks, Nanda), it’s time to explain what I meant.
Priests and vicars have long demonstrated a penchant for biodiversity. There have been missionaries in remote places who have built up and preserved beautiful collections of butterflies, plants etc. which eventually found their way into the great natural history museums of the world. The Rev.
If you’ve read any of the posts in my blog so far, you’ll notice that I’ve mentioned multiple times how much information there is on
So the last couple of days have been – how should I put it? – intense.