Category Archives: Health and wellness

Family Time

In either troubled times, like the financial meltdown of a couple of years ago, or prosperous times, the giddy excesses that lead to the troubled times, it is easy to lose sight of really matters in life.  The stresses of … Continue reading

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House Democrats want to fine Americans up to $3,800/yr for having no health insurance

The below information came from a MSNBC article that sparked me looking up the facts, and yes it is true: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32733321   Summary of the article: "Americans would be fined up to $3,800 for failing to buy health insurance under a … Continue reading

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China Targeted H1N1 Discrimination

According to the AP reports from Beijing citizens of the US and Mexico who apply for a Chinese visa are having to wait for 6 days or more from the past 1 day wait for visa approval.  I remember my … Continue reading

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Finally joined the masses…

China was known for many things 20 years ago, having tens of millions of bicycles was near the top of that list.  This weekend I bought one.  Having the daughter makes shorter trips a little difficult and a bike really … Continue reading

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One great spring day!

Today was the warmest, brightest, and overall best day of the year in Shanghai, relatively speaking as pollution and smog settled in after lunch turning the brunette tinted blue sky into a bright light pink haze that obscures everything after … Continue reading

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Home Alone, plus one

One of the issues with living in our modern world is how having kids impact everything.  200 years ago my major concern would be revolving around hunting buffalo and gathering animal skins or woodworking and woodcraft depending on which limb of … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2009

Apologies to all for not getting a note our for Christmas.  I have had to take personal vacation time off for Christmas and with moving the little one up and getting her into nursery school and her new routine it … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all     Tis the time of year we Americans sit down with family and/or friends and reflect on the past year, our blessings, and all the things we have to give thanks for in our lives.  … Continue reading

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Melamine now in Chinese eggs

The story that just won’t go away.  Dog food, baby formula, milk products and powders, and now eggs.  What is going on here in China?  Greed!  The latest food scandal is now out and it seems eggs are now contaminated.  … Continue reading

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Happy Earth Day

It’s Earth Day again, all I can remember from the mid ’70’s was a huge book my Mom bought with a picture of the earth from space on its cover and back.  While growing up the Earth Day thing faded … Continue reading

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