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Chongyang Festival Oct 7

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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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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Midafternoon Moment – None

None or the Ninth Hour, is the late afternoon time of prayer of the Divine Office. As with several of the “little hours”It consists mainly of psalms and is said around 3 p.m. Its Latin name refers to the ninth hour … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – Grain Rain gǔ yǔ 谷雨 Apr 20

Grain Rain or Gǔyǔin Chinese, Kokuu in Japanese, Gogu in Korean, or Cốc vũ in Vietnamese is the 6th solar term. It begins when the Sun reaches the celestial longitude of 30° and ends when it reaches the longitude of 45°. In the Gregorian … Continue reading

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White Dew bái lù 白露 8th Sep

On September 8th we enter the solar term of White Dew, which marks the change from summer to autumn. The white dew is the condensation that is heavier in the cooler mornings so that is show white rather than clear. … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – No Carousing on St Patrick’s Day

This week was a bonus week for the cats. The cold weather kept me in so there were lots of opportunities to lay on the futon and cuddle with mom and each other. The birds were forced to the feeders … 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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