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Where’s the Trauma and the Grief?

These were weird, unnerving interviews, and I don’t pretend to understand what’s going on in the minds of people who have suffered such blows and remained so optimistic. All I can imagine is that the history of this province has given these people a stripped-down, pragmatic mentality: Move on or go crazy. Don’t dwell. Look to the positive. Fix what needs fixing. Work together. Read more


something fun

fun video of the Olympic Mascot

Fun and the Games

Among National ‘House’ Parties, Holland’s Goes for the Revelry Gold.  Read more

After 24 years, Zhong claims another fencing gold for China

BEIJING, Aug 12 (Xinhua) — Zhong Man ignited the home crowd Tuesday evening as all Chinese audience in the Olympic Fencing Hall roared for their second Olympic fencing gold medal in 24 years.

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The footprint firework

enjoy the video!

Lin Hao, earthquake survivor, leading the Chinese team in the Olympics (with the help of Yao Ming)

nine-year-old Lin Hao, a survivor of the earthquake in Sichuan.  20 of the 30 classmates in his school perished in the disaster, but after freeing himself he went back into the rubble to find his classmates. Read more  Read more  Read more 

Beijing opens Games with best show on earth

a moving spectacle