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Caturday Thoughts – Vernal Equinox chūn fēn 春分 Mar 20th

Both the western calendar and the tradition Chinese calendar mark the vernal equinox. In the west it is considered the first day of spring. In the Chinese calendar spring began weeks ago.  Chūnfēn (Chinese), Shunbun (Japanese), Chunbun (Korean), or Xuân phân (Vietnamese) is the … Continue reading

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Insects Awaken jīng zhé 惊蛰 Mar 05

One of my favorite solar terms is Jīngzhé, or Keichitsu in Japanese, Gyeongchip in Korean, or Kinh trập in Vietnamese. It is the 3rd of the 24 solar terms in the traditional Chinese calendar. This year it begins on March fifth in the western … Continue reading

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Greater Heat dà shǔ 大暑 Jul 22rd .

On July  22nd we entered the period of Greater or Major Heat, In China it is the time of year when the amount of sunshine is highest, average temperature is the highest, rainfall is the greatest, and the thunderstorms are … Continue reading

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Hot Summer Days and Light Summer Reading

We are finally getting days of heat and humidity, the kind that will have clouds piling up by noon and dark skies by two or three. The wind begins to pick up and you hear the thunder. It means working in … 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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Caturday Thoughts – Life Planning for Cats

When this post is published I will be away from home at a conference. Of course, it is a pet related conference and most of the attendees will be veterinarians and veterinary technicians. It is the annual conference of the … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – Ego is the Enemy

In case anyone missed mention of it in all my writing the fact is Ihave not owned a television since 1989. When I lived in Pennsylvania I was very busy studying for the CPA exam, in Connecticut with helping my … Continue reading

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