Archive for July, 2005

Who Do You Want to Be When You Die?

Wednesday, July 27th, 2005

“How shall we live?” is a challenging question. But an interesting variation is to ask: What kind of person do you want to be when you die? When I think about the kind of person I want to be when I die, the question that is most pressing to me is this: Did I do […]

Unraveling the Mortality Conundrum

Tuesday, July 26th, 2005

Having lived in California for most of my life, I’ve been through several earthquakes. The two strongest ones I recall were the 1989 Loma Prieta quake (7.0) and the 1994 Northridge quake (6.7). During the Loma Prieta quake (near San Francisco) on Oct 17, 1989, I was on the top floor of an 8-story building […]