Monthly Archives: June 2019

Little Fresh Meat

It’s diverting to see how evolving styles of masculinity in China can flummox the patriarchy. Redolent translations bubble up from the fascinating goo of rhetoric around the matter. … “little fresh meat,” a nickname, coined by fans, for young, delicate-featured, … Continue reading

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Suffer the Sugar Ants to Come Unto Me

The Divine in ant-drag is having a micro-tiny romp on my kitchen drainboard to remind me how wholly life expresses itself. Sugar ants go everywhere at once in some inscrutable order, regroup around the task of tugging a crumb this … Continue reading

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An Unsocial Medium

Farhad Manjoo is a favorite journalist of mine. I’ve read him from when he wrote about tech on Slate before joining the NYTimes. He touts in this column an “unsocial” digital diary app called “Day One,” describing it as “a … Continue reading

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The Un-Rosie Side

Twenty-five-year-old Guy de Montlaur was a heroic French commando in Normandy on D-Day. Having studied before that for a promising art career, he evoked his war-time experience on canvas until his death in 1977 at 58. The National World War … Continue reading

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Prophecy Fire

Paul Theroux traveled in China in 1986 and 1987 for his book “Riding the Iron Rooster” published in 1988. He described police assaults on pro-democracy demonstrators that he witnessed. The book was dismissed by some reviewers “as alarmist and Sinophobic.” … Continue reading

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Parting Looks — HJN

Harold J. Nichols (1924 — 2013) (c) 2019 JMN

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Parting Looks — HJN

Harold J. Nichols (1924 — 2013) (c) 2019 JMN

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