29
Dec

Gingerbread man potholders from Amy. A Madam Curie finger puppet magnet from Elliot. (Mike got Isaac Newton and Audrey got Albert Einstein) Some beautiful beads from Audrey. She is going to make me a pair of earrings. A silver necklace and heart pendant from Santa. A plant from Eugenia and Kimberly, with a personalized planter. […]

29
Dec

The Christmas Eve Candlelight service at the Crystal Cathedral was executed flawlessly. There were seven services back-to-back, from 3pm to midnight. We were there for the 4:30 service. We arrived an hour in advance to stand in line to make we got a seat. There were more than 100 people in front of us. Under […]

23
Dec

My mother-in-law is in China for a couple of months. I am glad to be in the kitchen again. We’ve had some pretty good meals. Tonight we made our own dumplings, ate them as we wrapped and cooked them. Yesterday we made our own sushi with BBQ eel, avocado, Japanese egg, cucumber, and salmon sashimi. […]

18
Dec

Christmas celebrations: Office dinner party at the Pomona Mining Company last Monday. It was nice to be festive and socialize with people from work. Bible Study breakfast last Tuesday. A beautiful setting and inspiring words and songs realigned my mood for a meaningful Christmas. The leader challenged us to have a “To Be” list, instead […]

18
Dec
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Lessons learned: -Most people will do the task they were assigned to do, but only a few will do more than they were asked. -If you ask people to do a task, they will merely do what you asked. But if you get them to embrace the mission, they will do whatever it takes to […]

13
Dec

Here’s one way to get something to someone without having to personally taking it there: My sister has a package to give to my aunt who lives 30 minutes away from my sister. My sister sees my friend Denise at church and gives it to her; Denise gives it to my neighbor Lorin; Lorin gives […]

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach him to use the Net and he won’t bother you for weeks. A journey of a thousand sites begins with a single click. Don’t byte off more than you can view. What boots up must come down. The e-mail of the species […]

08
Dec

I hope to see you here. Bring some children.

07
Dec

Like the attack on Pearl Harbor, the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, forced a reluctant nation to acknowledge a war that had been raging for years. It began with the Iranian revolution in 1979, when militant Islamists kidnapped American embassy workers in Tehran. There would be repeated attacks throughout the 1980s and 1990s, building […]

Dancers don’t stop dancing when they grow old. Dancers grow old when they stop dancing.

04
Dec
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Can you bookmark this site and use it to buy stuff from Amazon? http://www.sizzly.com/store/ It’s the same to you, and it would help us out. Thanks.

04
Dec
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Amy left this morning for 6th grade camp for one week. I think it was harder for me when Elliot went when hw as in 6th grade. It was the first time I had to let my child go a whole week without me. I now know the drill of letting go, but it is […]

01
Dec
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Learning Binary is as easy as 1, 10, 11. That is in response to Elliot’s post (I didn’t understand his post of course.)

01
Dec
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I was thinking over my past as I was washing dishes. What do people usually regret about their past? They usually do not say, “I am glad I was mean to people. I wished I had treated people worst. I wish I didn’t have so many friends and people who care about me!” People usually […]

01
Dec
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Can you see what is faintly under Amy’s name? It says “Elliot”. She is wearing the P.E. sweatshirt he wore in 6th grade. Waste not, want not. We love hand-me-downs. Some of my best clothes are “gently worn” clothes from my friends and sisters.