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Start of Spring lì chūn 立春 Feb 3rd

On February 3rd we entered the period li chun which marks the start of spring. This is a dubiously premature name, as it’s not the beginning of spring in most of China; only in the extreme south. However, while there … Continue reading

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Rainy Days are Soup Days

We had one day, Monday, forecast to be sunny. I chose to use it to run errands, one of which was to stop at the Asian grocery. They had lovely shiitake mushrooms on sale. I could not resist getting a … Continue reading

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