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What happened? Why return?

Well, it’s been a while since I’ve written (that’s putting it mildly!).  Here’s why:

To recap: my wife, Gienah, and I went to Yunnan Province, China in August of 2014 to spend 2 years studying Mandarin language and Chinese culture full-time.  1,514 more words

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The Leafs Are Fun To Watch Again

I’ve been a fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs ever since my bedtime was the end of the first period – 8pm. Before going to sleep, I made sure to tape the rest of the game on VHS and write out a label that read, “Hockey”, so no one would tape over it. 1,119 more words

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Passion Personified

That’s what we heard last night at the Seattle Chamber Music Festival’s second Winter Interlude concert at the Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall in Seattle.   160 more words

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Loosely Related Thoughts on Trump's Big Weekend

Thought One: Protesting is an American right. It has been since the Boston Tea Party. It is woven into our DNA. I don’t protest, though, as I prefer to vote and engage people in discussion. 436 more words

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Peter Abrahams, a South African Who Wrote of Apartheid and Identity, Dies at 97

The journalist and novelist’s moral center of gravity was located in the country he left at age 20. His 1946 novel, “Mine Boy,” drew global attention. 10 more words

Ian Bagley

The Outdooring, Dedication and Naming of an African Child - A Ceremony of the GaDangme People of SouthEastern Ghana – Ganyobi Kpojiemͻ Vol 1 Book Review by Gyau Kumi Adu

BOOK REVIEW: THE OUTDOORING DEDICATION AND NAMING OF AN AFRICAN CHILD: A CEREMONY OF THE GADANGME PEOPLE OF SOUTHEASTERN GHANA – Ganyobi Kpojiemͻ  Vol 1 by… 2,584 more words

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