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Minor Cold xiǎo hán 小寒 Jan 5th

The new year has begun. We entered into the period of Minor Cold on the 5th of January although for many serious cold has already come. Xiǎohán, or Shōkan in Japanese, Sohan in Korean, or Tiểu hàn in Vietnamese is … Continue reading

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How to Make New Year’s Resolutions

We all make them, even if only in jest. There are lists of them in newspapers and on the internet, the most popular, the most often not kept. New Year’s Resolutions. Year after year the lists remain basically the same, … Continue reading

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Minor Cold xiǎo hán 小寒 Jan 5th

Minor Cold 小寒(Shōkan Japanese, 소한 Sohan Korean, tiểu hàn Vietnamese) literally means small or minor cold. and is the 23rd solar term. It ia a bit of a misnomer. Although “Minor Cold” implies less cold than the following solar term, “Major Cold”, there is … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – Cats Don’t Play Catch Up

I hate being behind in things. It seems like my to do list keeps multiplying madly. I feel like Heracles fighting the Hydra but without Iolaus to help. Interruptions for deliveries and workmen and repairs, an internet slower than molasses … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts Cats Don’t Suffer from SADness

A depressed mood is common among people in northern latitudes in the winter. It was first described as early as the 6th century by Goth historian Jordanes. In his Getica,  he describes it in reference to the people of Scandza, … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – Shorter Days, Longer Nights

Cat’s don’t hibernate, nor do people, but the shorter days and longer nights affect us. No longer am I out the door on Saturday mornings to get to the farmer’s market before Frank runs out of eggs. Everything for tending … Continue reading

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The Cold and the Dark – Part Two

There is frost on the ground every morning now. The north wind blows across the yard and the small birds avoid the unsheltered feeders in my neighbor’s yard and flock to the tall stand of sorghum in my yard that … Continue reading

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