I gather Ms. Chua is a total bitch with her children, making them finish homework before it’s assigned, practice violin and piano 25 hours a day, maintain a grade point average higher than Obama budget numbers, and forbidding them from doing anything they might enjoy, such as exhale.
But being a male parent with a typical dad-like involvement in my children’s lives—I know all of their names—I thought Battle Hymn was great. That is, I thought it made me look great. Not that I read the dreadful book, but I did buy each of my children a copy and inscribed it, “So you think you’ve got it bad?”
BustedTees is looking for a new graphic designer to help put jokes on t-shirts and other cool things! We are a looking for someone with a cool attitude who is proficient Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, and not sucking.
His new album, Gold in the Shadow came out today. It’s about his own conquering of mental illness, and unlike some people (cough Joshua Radin cough) he’s able to make a more positive record while still maintaining his original sound and emotional voice.
It’s a good album. I imagine I’ll blog most of it by the end.
My good friend Jay is currently in China, teaching English with the Peace Corp. He maintains a blog there, and usually writes about teaching, exploring China, and eating dog. His most recent. however, is about the crackdown he and his fellow Peace Corp members have seen in their ability to communicate and find information. The revolutions in the Arab have spooked China, and the government’s response has been more control over communications.
Some people in the United States view China as the new model country, whose ability to organize their own society and simply “get important things done.” proves the weakness of America’s fracticious political system. As attractive as China’s government power is to some, we cannot forget that it comes at a serious cost to individual liberty and personal rights.
EDIT: ’new model country’ is probably a little strong. But there’s definitely a progressive strain that envies government that isn’t beholden to constitutions, laws or people. Tom Friedman is one of the more prominent ones. And do a quick search for US Compete with China; a theme is emerging that questions America’s viability in the face of China’s state directed power. But I don’t want “Do people who think that exist?” to become the focus of this post.
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