29 June 2004

Okay you readers out there!

Here is is almost July and I don't have my textbook list for Fall up. (Bad prof, no biscuit!) I am teaching a World Literature--really Non-Western Lit--class this fall and so I am soliciting ideas for the reading list. Got any?

So far I am planning on using Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart, The Pillow Book of Lady Murasaki, Dream of the Red Chamber, First They Killed My Father by Loung Ung, Family by Pa Chin. Need something by Jose Borges, and something from the Middle East or maybe we should just watch "Kandahar"....

So ideas anyone?

22 June 2004

Whatsa Chai?

the first question you have to ask yourself is why do you want read this blog. Is it newsworthy? Is it exciting? Does it have a catchy name?

What you may ask is Chai? Well, for one thing it is my nickname. Although the spellings (or pronounciations) vary a bit, in Mongolian it means white or pale, in Russian it means tea, in India it is a special kind of tea with honey and pepper (Both sweet and hot! I like that!), in Hebrew it means life, and in ancient Egyptian it means killer....

Vist here often and you will get my killer opinions on life the universe and everything. And from time to time I'll post a really good recipe for chai, too.