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Books I am reading

Xiaolu Guo
A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers
A love story - cultural differences, misunderstandings and yes, I see what she is saying.
Su Tong
Binu and the Great Wall

Binu and the Great Wall

Binu And The Great Wall is a wonderful myth retold in the words of Su Tong, the author of ‘Rice’.  The myth of Binu and how her tears washed away the Great Wall have been passed down through the ages. It is a tale of hardship, brutality and undying love. Su Tong’s version of the myth, brings to the reader the harshness and brutality that led to the constuction of the wall and the terrible effects it had on the common people.

10 novembre 2008 1 10 /11 /novembre /2008 18:40
I just left one disability forum - I think it was the proverbial straw - when somebody remarked on the Obama victory such:

I'm not American, I don't live in America and America isn't what
  it used to be. And disabled was pretty far down Obama's list
  (right after young and old, rich and poor, Democrat and
  Republican, black, white, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, gay
  and straight). At least FDR was a wheelie.

I felt this guy just did not see the achievement and could not rejoice for others. Being disabled is a big part of my life but it is not my only identity. And Obama stood for that - that we are one people not segregated into our individual silos. I felt I had no room for such narrow minded people - not even their messages in my mail inbox.

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