You/We Did It!

Hooray! We made it – raised $12,009! Now the work really begins. First, sending out all the rewards – that will take a few weeks. Ann has started recording her stories and we are gathering all of her past writings – which are voluminous. We’ll be editing and revising that for use in the book. … More You/We Did It!

Chinese Papercuts and Campaign Rewards

Papercuts have long been a popular art form in China. While Ann was in China, she bought some and came back to the U.S. with an extensive collection. Some of them are available as rewards for supporting the Kickstarter campaign. To check out all the rewards, go to the campaign at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1559887965/across-oceans-and-revolution-a-principled-life Thank you!

Sharing work and laughter with Chinese peasants

Among my happiest times in China were my stints of physical labor with the peasant team at the Evergreen Commune (Sijieqing Gongshe), where I felt very warmly welcomed and was patiently helped. I felt that we all became friends, despite language limitations. I admired the stamina of the peasants, who worked hard from early to … More Sharing work and laughter with Chinese peasants

Criticism and Self/Criticism – Some of Ann’s Post-China Work

In 1974, Ann wrote a long pamphlet titled “Constructive Criticism and Self-Criticism: A Method for Preventing and Solving Problems.” She also created workshops on the subject. She had heard the phrase “Criticism/Self-Criticism” used in China, but had never received a full explanation of its meaning and application. She set out to create a meaning and … More Criticism and Self/Criticism – Some of Ann’s Post-China Work