Monthly Archives: May 2010

My Pilgrimage to see the Hero Pig of China

Yesterday I made a trip to the Jianchuan Museum in Anren, a small town about 140 km west of Chengdu.  It was actually a pilgrimage to see 猪坚强[1], the hero pig of the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake. 猪坚强 (zhu jianqiang),whose name means … Continue reading

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breaking the seal

For this, the first post on my very own blog, I’m going to cheat a little.   I wrote an essay a few weeks ago about grappling with being a vegetarian that my friend (and blog mentor) Raj Patel posted on … Continue reading

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