I bought a cow

I don’t normally shill for charities, but I did buy a piece of a cow. I like the idea of giving a hand up, and not a hand out.

Apparently when a family is given a cow, they are obliged to give the first born calf to another family for free.

Heifer International works with communities to increase income, improve child nutrition, care for the Earth, and ultimately end world hunger and poverty.

Source: Heifer International | Charity Ending Hunger And Poverty

China is booming

There’s a whole world growing quickly, robustly, and expertly. It’s not here – it’s in China.

 

Chengdu

This is my second column on the two weeks that Vi and I just spent in Chengdu, China. It is meant not so much as a travelog as a snapshot of what is going on in an economic juggernaut. Judging by email from readers, many do not realize the scope and scale of China’s advance. Neither did I: Since I was last in the country twelve years ago, much has changed. Reading journals is one thing. Walking the streets is another. Having heard much about China’s high-speed rail, we bought tickets to Chongqing, a moun

Source: Cheng Two: More Notes on Two Weeks in China | Fred On Everything

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