Happy Flag Day . . . with the "L."
The cover story in the current issue of Gilbert Magazine is about John Wu. Very good piece. I don't know a ton about Wu, but he holds that Taoism, Buddhism, and Confucianism were good seed beds for Christianity, especially the Eucharist. I've read large parts of his The Golden Age of Zen: The Classic Work on the Foundation of Zen Philosophy, which I've
greatly enjoyed and recommend to anyone interested in Zen from a Catholic perspective. The introduction by Thomas Merton is especially good.
Of course, not everyone is grand-souled enough like me to appreciate our Chinese brothers: "The publication of Albert Einstein's private diaries detailing his tour of Asia in the 1920s reveals the theoretical physicist and humanitarian icon's racist attitudes to the people he met on his travels, particularly the Chinese." Link.
I can't even visualize how this would happen: Driver allegedly defecates on another man in fit of road rage. The victim must be the slowest human being on the face of the earth or the perpetrator can back peddle really, really fast with his rectum sticking out. I tell you what, the chase would be funny to watch.