2004 - July, 2004
was fun while it lasted.
the midst of frantic preparations for my move to China, I signed up for a
Blogger-powered blog--and then discovered that Blogspot, Blogger's
"free" site, was not freely accessible in China.
about for another "free" service, I discovered that my mother had 70MB
of unused space sitting on her Earthlink account that I could use for...free.
in recent months, I've decided that I need more. So as of August 1st, this
blog was discontinued, and replaced by The
Temple Guy: A Blog. [Since then that blog, too, has been
discontinued. Find out why here.] At the time of its demise, The
Fool had attracted around 3,500 visits (most of them made by my
real-world friend Prince Roy).
factor in the heave-ho of this blog was the other sites spawned during The
Fool's tenure. Mi-le-fo, One Good Shot, and James Baquet all have
been re-born, and can be found starting at Temples,
Buckets of Light, and James
Baquet, Teacher respectively.
page serves as a guide to "What Was There."
is the "front" material from the old blog:
mental and geographical wanderings of a seeker after wisdom and foolishness (not
always necessarily in that order). Why "barefoot"? To celebrate the
connection between the earth and its people. Why "fool"? Because fools
are wise, and the wise are foolish. (Besides, if you knew me you wouldn't have
to blog-reading? Entries are viewed in reverse
chronological order--most recent first. So if you want to read the entire
story from the beginning, you'll have to scroll to the bottom of the page and
read up day-by-day. Or, to read the archives, you'll need to click on the
earliest one first.
look forward to reading your comments on The
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clicking the e-mail link at the bottom of the page. (I apologize for the
unsightliness of the ads on the Forum; but that's why I was able to get it as a
are the Archives of the blog:
addition to the blog, there was a total of ten other pages on the site. On
the Navigation Bar were:
the seven pages located on The Fool's Gate were:
Hsi Lai Temple
Parties: Outdoor activities (Lion and Dragon Dance,
etc.); Staff Party 2003 and Neighborhood Parties 2003
that's it for the blog-related pages. Of course I produced much more in
these months, especially on Mi-le-fo, but that will be found elsewhere at The
for following along, and please stay with me: there's much more to come.