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New Arrival

Markie & Maia

Yoo-Mi and I are back in Washington, D.C. to meet our new niece, Maia Eun-Hi Lee. As you can see for yourself, she is utterly adorable.

One of the fun things about the visit is spending time with Puff and Anika, Maia’s parents, who are amazingly well-adjusted at week four. Two of the most annoying things about new parents — chosen from among the thousands of annoying things about new parents — are the gaudy display of what passes for parenting expertise and their seeming belief that the experience they are going through is somehow novel, discovered-if-not-invented by them alone. Puff and Anika love-the-hell out of Maia; but they don’t act as though they are the first people on earth to have a kid or like there is anything particularly magical about the acts of feeding, coddling, bathing, or changing diapers. I guess they didn’t read the parenting books.

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Blasts from the Past

... because the idiocy of manliness is an evergreen topic.


... because Canada and the US will celebrate their Thanksgiving holidays and, regrettably and preventably, not 1-cook-in-10 will serve a decent turkey.


... because everyday is Mother's Day.


... because the American Dream seems but a distant memory, given the country's dominant ethos of small-mindedness.


... to remind us that not every mix of Tibetans and Western spiritual seekers has to be nauseating.


... to celebrate the new edition of Infinite Vision published in India.


... reprised because military strategy seems more cruel and less effective than ever -- and certainly there is a better way.


... because cars are ruining Pondicherry, where I live. How badly are they fucking up your Indian town?


... reprinted because more-and-more people seem want to understand the gift economy. (Yeah!)

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