Author Archives: angela1313

About angela1313

I am a cat lover, a writer, and an artist who is finally making time to work on my art.

Caturday Thoughts – Greater Heat dà shǔ 大暑 Jul 23

Dàshǔ 大暑, or Taisho in Japanese, Daeseo in Korean, or Đại thử in Vietnamese is the 12th solar term. It refers in particular to the day  the Sun is at the celestial longitude of 120°. In the Gregorian calendar, it will begin this year on … Continue reading

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Friday Files

I usually think of Friday as my “day off”. Today was not, however. I actually spent an hour in the yard working on the overgrowth. A rue plant the lawn man had mowed over is coming back so I cleared … Continue reading

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Minor Heat 小暑 Xiǎoshǔ Jul 7

On July 7th we entered the solar term of Xiǎoshǔ, or Shōsho in Japanese,  Soseo in Korean, and or Tiểu thử  in Vietnamese. It is the 11th solar term of the year, beginning when the Sun is exactly at the celestial longitude of 105°. In the … Continue reading

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To Do Tsunami

Since closing on the house things have been out of order. I finally got a couple of days to take poor Simba to the crematorium. I thought I was going to catch up on blogging, the classes I was taking … Continue reading

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Leo July 22 5:00 PM

Leo (♌) (Greek: Λέων, Latin: Leōn), is the fifth astrological sign of the zodiac, originating from the constellation of Leo. It comes after Cancer and before Virgo . Under the tropical zodiac, the Sun transits this area approximately between July 23 and August 22 and under the sidereal zodiac, from roughly August … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – Fourth of July is Still Ba Humbug!

Thankfully Fourth of July was a non-event as far as noise went, unlike last year when the first fireworks went off on the night of the 25th, scaring my little foster cat Charli. I miss the pretty fireworks the Italians … Continue reading

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History and Mystery – Inspector O

I was perusing the mystery section in the library while waiting for a tutoring student when I found Inspector O. I was immediately intrigued by the idea of a North Korean policeman as the protagonist of a mystery. The author, James … Continue reading

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