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Monthly Archive for January, 2009


Ever since this relatively unknown former Illinois senator made his bid for the highest post in the U.S. (some would say, in the world), the life and career of Mr. Barack Obama has been the subject of keen interest among us. Surprisingly, even me, though I deem myself apolitical – a product of one of […]

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sweet abandon

One of my resolutions for the new year is to organize, a seemingly herculean task, judging from the multitude of clutter characterizing my work area at home (all areas of our tiny abode, actually). For this purpose I even unearthed my old copy of “Organizing from the Inside Out” by Julie Morgenstern, which I proudly […]

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judge mental

SPOILER ALERT: Wipe that smirk off your face. This is not an investigative report or some juicy detail on the psyche of a court officer in flowing black robes. That would have been a blast, but I’m still enjoying this job (?) and more importantly, I still have a lot to live for. I think. […]

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I think making a list of resolutions is a virtue in itself — to be able to admit to yourself that you have faults, to know that you have that chance to get better, and to realize that there is always deliverance from stagnation.

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the first chapter

WHENEVER New Year’s Eve is near, we hear so many advices from fortunetellers, psychics and feng shui experts on lucky fruits (this year, reportedly pineapples and ponkan), lucky ornaments (something associated with the ox), lucky colors (red, yellow and green as I’ve heard) and lucky businesses. 2009 in the Chinese calendar is said to be […]

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