7/9/90

We spent all day hard at it on the fence lines and after 1 1/2 days we have put up about 400m. It gets dark at about 7:45 and the nights are cold. 

I am reading the book Riding the Iron Rooster by Paul Theroux and it is a well-written and wry commentary on life in China as seen by Theroux while travelling throughout China by train. I will quote from the book several times over the next few days.

“I began to think that long after the computers had exploded, and the satellites had burned out, and all the jumbo jets had crashed and we had awakened from the high-tech dream, the Chinese will be chugging along in the choo-choo trains, and ploughing the ancient terraces, and living contentedly in caves, and dunking quill pens in bottles of ink and writing their history.”

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