Searching for the semangat

He took off his wire-rimmed glasses, drew his hand across his face, and breathed out the Bahasa Indonesia equivalent of “This is horse hockey.” He had left his class in a funk, not so much frustrated as deflated, whoopee cushion-style. As he walked among cracked concrete and posters for field trips long past, he recognized…

For Brad Pitt and orangutans in zoos

I believe quite firmly that the day the digital camera was invented, somewhere a whole continent of fairies died. Digital photography gives people the ability to snap pictures instantly and continuously, as if their cameras are an extension of their lungs and images are oxygen. The problem is, images are not oxygen; oxygen is oxygen.…