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Poach Again

We have all heard about poaching of elephant horns, rhino horns, shark’s fins, to the detriment of the population of these living creatures.  I heard from NPR the other day yet another travesty:  Redwood Burl Poaching! California Park officials were … Continue reading

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That Evening At Kamakurayama

It was a balmy February evening in 1981 when you came to pick me up from our home.  You said you were taking me to a new restaurant called Kamakurayama you had chanced upon somewhere in your neighborhood.  As we … Continue reading

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Need To Overcome This

There are probably many reasons why I should curb my obsessive-compulsive tendencies. This is likely one of them. Ever since we convinced my mother to sell her house in Los Altos back in Summer 2012, she has stayed with me … Continue reading

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Haiku Catchoo I & 2

Stroll along the beach, To eye, to sniff another, Tails up! Wag! New friends! I walk along side Of you, to shield you from harm. As long as I can. This post was inspired by the Daily Post’s Weekly Writing … Continue reading

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The 116th Big Game

It was the 116th Big Game and football fans from both CAL and Stanford were ready for a spirited sports challenge.  This year, Stanford hosted the game on a sunny balmy afternoon at the Stanford Stadium.  As we walked on … Continue reading

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Multi-Tasking Or Distracted Driving?

It has been almost 10 days now that I have decided to leave my phone in my bag when I’m in the car driving.  I now place my bag away from  immediate reach behind my seat on the floor.  In … Continue reading

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Peering Inside Windows

Whenever we travel, I like looking at what’s inside a lot of shops. I enjoy looking at what retailers do to present an inviting spread, a novel idea, or simply an expression of their creativity. Here are some more recent … Continue reading

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One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

I caught up with some friends this past weekend, who had recently visited Istanbul with their daughter in late May.  We had recommended the wonderful guide we had when we visited various parts of Turkey in 2009. All in all, … Continue reading

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Who Is the Breadwinner in Your Family?

It is all over the news. According to the recent Pew Research Center survey, women are the breadwinners in 40% of households with children under 18 years of age.  Compare that to 11% in 1960.  The way the news is … Continue reading

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Farewells At The Vatican

I’ve been hearing that the incumbent pope, Pope Benedict XVI, had announced his decision to step down by the end of February.  True enough, early this morning, the news was already filled with accounts of his final public speech.  I … Continue reading

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