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Autumn Commences lì qiū 立秋 7th Aug

On August 7th according to the Chinese calendar we will pass into the period called Autumn Commences. It will be a while yet before true autumn reigns either where I live or in most parts of China but we did … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – Easter Already? I’m Not!

I have been so busy Easter is upon me and I didn’t eve realize it. I’ve done no preparation. There is no Easter basket and no candy. This will not be missed. Candy appeared in the stores so early I … Continue reading

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Clear and Bright qīng míng 清明 Apr 4th

On the fourth we passed into the period of Clear and Bright. It is clear and bright (when it’s not raining), and the weather becomes noticeably warmer. A misnomer, particularly in southern China, but perhaps more accurate for where I … Continue reading

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Vernal Equinox chūn fēn 春分 Mar 20th

Monday was the vernal equinox. It was a very warm sunny day here and without much wind , which has been unusual lately. Everyone seemed very happy to celebrate the first day of spring, including yours truly. In the traditional … Continue reading

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Heavy Snow (節氣). Dàxuě 7 Dec

Instead of heavy snows, yesterday we got a day of heavy, soaking rain. It rained so hard it was pouring down the chinmney and soaked everything in the fireplace. Today, after a morning of fog and heavy mist, we have … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts: Rainy Days are for Reading

We are in another rainy spell, at least most of this week and parts of next week. I have a lot of writing to do so that suits me and the cats too. They like it when I’m in all … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – Staying calm through the good and the bad

The started out beautifully yesterday and the drive to the city was uneventful. The destination was Dr. Kim’s office for the installation of my crown,  After all the input about the agony of root canals I have to say I … Continue reading

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