The same story as Linda Hogan's -- oil, greed, a people being destroyed by a greater power. This time, not Tibet, but the Uighurs of Xinjiang, riots in the city of Urumchi. Not greatly different from Linda Hogan's book that I just wrote about -- the Uighurs are over-run by Han Chinese in their cities, the oil makes the Chinese rich, the Uighurs are deprive of land, of their language and their religion. The iron fist of Beijing once again smashing everything in it's way. What a horrible thing to read about as I ate breakfast.
The mid-70s are a surprise! Part of me remains in the 50s -- age, I mean, not decade of 20th century. It's a joy ride, new experiences land in my lap and I've become a better quilter, poet, writer than I expected. It's a rich life for a person never rich financially. Hey, this is what the mid-70s are like!