Monthly Archives: October 2006

Bridging Two Worlds

A Conversation with Bette Bao Lord NEH (National Endowment for the Humanities) Chairman Bruce Cole talked recently with author Bette Bao Lord about the role of different cultures in shaping America. Lord, who came to this country from Shanghai when … Continue reading

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Manhattan

An extra hour last night afforded me to sneak in a movie, Woody Allen’s Manhattan. I saw when it was first released. More than quarter of century apart, the feeling is very different although it still earned some tears. I … Continue reading

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Colleges

Golfer asked kids casually, “Have you thought about what would you like to do when you grow up?” “I know, I want to be a caveman.” King replied with a big grin. “You already are” his daddy countered. “I have … Continue reading

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Responsibility

Americans live on credit. I can accept that. They thrive on it, I am fine with it too. But what I disapprove is the way people over spend and blame others, such as credit cards issuers, and media often portrait … Continue reading

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Soldier of Fortune

NEW YORK (AP) — More than a half century after he died in the flaming crash of a CIA-owned cargo plane and became one of the first two Americans to die in combat in Vietnam, a legendary soldier of fortune … Continue reading

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FDR vs West Highway

Where was I? Oh, I’m milking the MS Bike Tour,  … pls do allow me to do so, after all, I raised $500 and rode 30 miles. My right leg hurts so much that I can’t bend, walking with a … Continue reading

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MS bike ride

I biked around the Isle of Manhattan, 30 miles! It’s 2006 MS Bike Tour. Really cool. Everyone got to do it. I sincerly thank all my sponsors who made this race possible, for me. The party started as soon as … Continue reading

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The Long March

I had a very very long chat with John Goudey, who is not only one of the major bond collectors – the fancy name is – Scripophily, but happens to know so much of China and Hong Kong – his … Continue reading

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Meeting people online

I just firmed up my plan to go to Seattle early next month. It’s Lucy’s first anniversary. I was back and forth with my uncle for the dates and when I informed him that I also wanted to meet up … Continue reading

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Of human bondage with Goudey

Exciting! Another little coup in my otherwise very dull and solitary research: I found a gentleman who collects Chinese bonds! I have been acquiring old bonds that bear my ancestor’s signatures. One of them pops up in Paris, which I … Continue reading

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Smily and Smelly

I took kids to see an ophthalmologist after school. Starting from filling the paper work (we’re new to her; I had the kids filling them out self) to the end, King being a ham nonstop, Pumpkin played his sidekick. Boy, … Continue reading

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The wrath of the regulators

In his revealing new memoirs, Sandy Weill, the man who built Citigroup into a financial services powerhouse, recalls his battles with Eliot Spitzer and a hostile press… FT began to excerpt Sandy Weill’s memoirs, The Real Deal: My Life in … Continue reading

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