Thu

23

Jun

2011

English - A Series of Thoughts

A few days ago we received a package of 4 DVDs each with 6, 1/2 hour lectures on it just as we had requested from The Great Courses a group which has amongst its courses this one by Professor Brooks Landon entitled "Building Great Sentences:  Exploring the Writers Craft.

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Tue

14

Jun

2011

Three Gorges, and a myriad of doubts

Three Gorges, and a Myriad of Doubts

By ROD MICKLEBURGH

VANCOUVER— From Saturday's Globe and Mail

 

Sun Jialing, a chain-smoking official, sat in his bare-walled office and contemplated the future.

 

It was 1996, and the colossal Three Gorges Dam, the largest hydro-electric project in the world, was under construction across the Yangtze River. It was downstream from his hometown, Fengdu, historically known as the City of Ghosts.

 

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