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About angela1313

I am a cat lover, a writer, and an overextended blogger trying to foster for a cat rescue, finish a Master's degree and rehab a fixer upper house i bought.

Friday Files: Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th 0ccurs one to three times a year, when the 13th of the month falls on a Friday. It is famous for being an unlucky day. For me it has always been the opposite, and in fact it … Continue reading

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Friday Files: When will it cool down? Maybe never.

I kept watching the agonizingly slow process of hurricane Dorian, hoping it would turn north, which it did, Earlier it rained like mad but when the heat hit we had no relief. I am glad I gave up on the … Continue reading

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White Dew bái lù 白露 Sep 08

This coming Sunday begins the solar term White Dew, which marks transition from summer to autumn. In China the temperature drops sharply, and the autumn rains come. Here the temperature began to drop last week after a rainstorm and has … Continue reading

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September Calendar

Holidays Labor Day is on Monday, September 2nd. Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers and is traditionally observed on the first Monday in September. It was created by the labor movement in the late … Continue reading

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History and Mystery – Inspector Montalbano

I originally found the commisario through television. When I was an estate manager, the owner had a very good cable package which included the MHz network, a Washington D.C. based independent station which was all international programming. I could watch … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – End of Heat chù shǔ 处暑 Aug 23

We are all happy at the coming of Chǔshǔ. Chǔshǔ,(處暑) or in Japanese: 処暑shosho; Korean: 처서;  cheoseo; Vietnamese: xử thử; (“limit of heat”) is the 14th solar terms. It begins when the Sun reaches the celestial longitude of 150° and ends when it reaches … Continue reading

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Friday Files – Goodbye to Skye

I just came home from the vet with my little Skye. The day before yesterday she was hanging around my bedroom being adventurous but yesterday afternoon after Terry the hadyman left I found her laying on the floor behind a … Continue reading

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