Category Archives: Culture

#2018: Chinese Earth #Dog Sends Away Fire Rooster #春节快乐 #狗年幸运

Many of you are familiar with the twelve zodiac signs in a yearly cycle and there are a number of animals in the Western horoscope, beginning with the Ram, a.k.a Aries. In Chinese astrology, there are twelve animal signs, beginning … Continue reading

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My Top Ten #Holiday Highlights of #NewZealand’s #NorthIsland (2)

Welcome back, everyone! Today I continue showing you discoveries of New Zealand, through my words and pictures. Most of the photos I have selected are from my own collection. I also ‘borrowed’ a few from my fellow fine photographers John … Continue reading

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My Top Ten #Holiday Highlights of #NewZealand’s #NorthIsland (1)

Many of my followers and friends are aware of my most recent, life-affirming winter break across the ocean at the far end of the globe: New Zealand. The journey itself was long and exhausting in a span over two days, … Continue reading

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Go Gently Into the Night, Maureen Mitchell Kirk

Author’s Foreword: I published a blog about my two mothers just over two years ago on Mother’s Day, and today I’m sharing it below, to pay tribute to my Mother-in-law Maureen Mitchell Kirk (November 1933 – November 2017), who passed … Continue reading

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The Best of My Trip to #China 2017: A Picture Tour

I love words and I enjoy writing, but sometimes they are redundant when a picture can tell us just as much, and often more. So today, I’ll try to be economic with words and let pictures speak for themselves. I … Continue reading

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