First Weekend of June

Friday night – eating at Salaam Bombay. Decor – very nice. Food – very nice.

Chinese woman with headaches turns out to have had bullet in head for 64 years, something dating back to when the Japanese invaded. Ouch.

Interesting NY Times article on Dept. of Sanitation going after illegal dumpers. Sure, you could feel sorry for the dimwit who decided to dump the unwanted vacuum and computer desk in the middle of nowhere, where other dimwits already dumped crap. Still, just because others dumped crap there, doesn’t make that location a legal dumping ground – and the dumper surely knew that. Ignorance of the law is NOT a defense.

Recent Spring Reading:

The Subway Chronicles: Scenes from Life in New York.” Thumbs way up. Great anthology – all the essays were wonderful on the slices of life that is in our subways. Great subway reading, of course!

Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling: Career Strategies for Asians” by Jane Hyun. Significant reading.

Snow Falling on Cedars” by David Guterson. Historical novel – when a Japanese-American WWII vet is accused of murder in 1950’s America, all kinds of emotional baggage comes out – legal questions; prejudice; jealousy; love; hate; and Post-Traumatic-Stress about being in war. The imagery of the American Northwest – how the land was never quite the same when the community faced upheaval from the war. The scenes about what it must have been like in the US on the day of and after Pearl Harbor – strangely reminded me of 9/11/01 and 9/12/01 here in NYC – for a book published in 1995, it reminds me of how some things are quite evocative.

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