Monthly Archives: May 2010

The meaning of a life .. Helping Patients Face Death, She Fought to Live

By the time she was 38, Dr. Desiree Pardi (1968-2009) had become a leading practitioner in palliative care, one of the fastest-growing fields in medicine, counseling terminally ill patients on their choices. But when it was her turn to go … Continue reading

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Interest

Banks calculate interest on deposit daily and credit to my accounts at end of month. This daily, I understand is usually in the afternoon, 4pm to 6pm, not unified but only guideline to follow.  Every time I make a transfer, … Continue reading

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Book club

January Sarah’s Key February Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society March The Help April Kabul Beauty School May A Tree Grows in Brooklyn June July August

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Kabul Beauty School

By Deborah Rodriguez B- The first chapter perhaps is the best one. As I was reading it, I thought I was hearing Lucy’s voice all over again .. it was her who told me how the old timers treat the … Continue reading

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In Germany, War and Reunion

A moving story in NYT’s Travel section by Steve Dougherty. ~ ~ ~ A STEADY stream of BMWs, Porsches and Mercedeses buzz by as I walk south on a lakeside bike and pedestrian path on a glorious Sunday afternoon in … Continue reading

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The vigilante justice

US Open. Center Court. 1989. Ivan Lendl was playing (forgot his opponent’s name). One bad line call resulted in Landl’s favor. He didn’t protest it by giving back the point. Then immediately after a point or two later, one of … Continue reading

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Xaviars X2O

Xaviars on the Hudson X2O 71 Water Grant Street Yonkers, NY 914.965.1111 This was taken on Friday Oct 30 2009, the day before the warm Halloween. The foliage had already turned the Hudson valley into picturesque post card, every angle … Continue reading

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Join the Wall

Hillary Clinton visited the Shanghai Expo this past Saturday, 5/22. This Wall was started by the Committee of 100 for the United Chinese of America. Have you uploaded your picture? The American organizers say the pavilion has drawn long lines … Continue reading

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Red stamp

By Miklos Pinther for the New CartoPhilatelist on its January 2010 issue, about 全国山河一片红 the Whole Country is Red because it made big splash on November 1, 2009 – a record setting price for this stamp: HK$3,680,000 (about US$471,674 at … Continue reading

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FedEx is bagled ..

Our town badminton group used to have Mr. Huang who worked at the premise – church. He would set up the net on the night that we’d game, and waiting patiently for us to arrive. There’s only one court, most … Continue reading

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The second widowhood

Update: on Jan 3, 2011 Golfer scored a hat trick .. .. 3 goals in a game, becoming the most improved player out there. Forgot how long I’ve been a golf widow. Getting used to it by now. Will I … Continue reading

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When hotels fly

After votes, my team opted out the official hotel Marriott in Albany that cost $114 per night (with discount) the league has designed and went with hotwire.com. We got Hilton that’s 1.3 miles away instead, cost $56. “Does breakfast included?” … Continue reading

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Stalin

Russians are reassessing Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin (1879–1953): Over the objections of many Russians, posters bearing Stalin’s image were approved by Moscow’s city government for display during celebrations marking Victory Day in Russia on Sunday. The issue was debated in the … Continue reading

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K9 and David

I’m sure all of you have seen this version of Michelangelo’s David on your computer – two friends have forwarded to me in the past. Not sure of the motive (for some reason .. French farmers come to mind) – … Continue reading

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.. Then We Take Brooklyn

First we took Manhattan, then we took Berlin Brooklyn. During a chat with Yishi few weeks ago I casually asked about weekends now are two days, 1.5 day or 1 day in China, Yishi replied: one to two days in … Continue reading

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The red Banker

AFS was granted an audience with Tu Hong (涂宏), the general manager of New York branch for Bank of Communications, Co., Ltd. 交通银行. Skipper Tu was only 36 years old when he was parachuted in New York in March 2004, … Continue reading

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First We Take Manhattan ..

View from US Tennis Center of 1964 New York World’s Fair; May 15, 2010 I last heard First We Take Manhattan phrase was from the Polgar sisters when they were here – in the city – for a tourney. My … Continue reading

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2010 Mixed Doubles Infomation Packet

2010 Mixed Doubles Section Championships DATES: June 4-6; Schedule LOCATION: Central Park, Schenectady, NY SURFACE: Outdoor, Hard Courts BALLS: Penn extra duty ENTRY FEE: $125 per team. AWARDS: 1st & 2nd place. OFFICIAL HOTELS: Albany Marriott 189 Wolf Road Albany, … Continue reading

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