Category Archives: Health

Caturday Thoughts – Frost Descends shuāng jiàng 霜降 Oct 23

Frost Descends, Shuāngjiàng, or Sōkō in Japanese, Sanggang in Korean, or Sương giáng in Vietnamese begins when the Sun reaches the celestial longitude of 210° and ends when it reaches the longitude of 225°. In the Gregorian calendar, it usually begins around October 23 and … Continue reading

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Chongyang Festival Oct 17

The 9th day of the 9th lunar month is the traditional Chongyang Festival, or Double Ninth Festival. It usually falls in October in the Gregorian calendar. In an ancient and mysterious book Yi Jing, or The Book of Changes, number … Continue reading

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Autumn Harvest – Soup on the Menu

Along with the ubiquitous pumpkin, fall brings butternut and acorn squash, sweet potatoes and yams, onions, carrots and other root vegetables. You can certainly enjoy them as side vegetables but as the temperatures drop I start thinking about bringing out … Continue reading

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Monday Miscellany – Annoying Symptom

Mi Sun and Dolly have been itchy too. Although the othercats have not been affected, Mi Sun and Dolly are suffering a recurrence of last year’s miliary dermatitis. Miliary dermatitis gets its name from the multitude of tiny scabs that … Continue reading

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Monday Miscellany – Invisible Predators

I scratched and itch at the crook of my elbow. Mi Sun’s fur had sort of tickled my arm. Itching it made it worse and when I looked down there was a field of small bumps from the crease outward … Continue reading

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Friday Files – A Bag of Bones and Other Joys

When I went to the Farmer’s Market last Saturday I was disappointed Farmer Frank had still not gotten his order in. However, the other farm had some products she thought I might like, so I got some super hot New … Continue reading

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Autumn Commences lì qiū 立秋 Aug 07

Lìqiū 立秋, or Risshū in Japanese, Ipchu in Korean, or Lập thu in Vietnamese is  the 13th solar term of the year. It begins when the Sun reaches the celestial longitude of 135° and ends when it reaches the longitude of 150°. In terms of the … Continue reading

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