Monthly Archives: May 2012

Four Ways to Say “Ma”

Probably the most difficult challenge to learning Chinese is pronunciation. The same word, depending on its pronunciation, can be a complement or an insult. Here is the classic example, the four pronunciations of the word “ma”. If one is not … Continue reading

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Merrill’s Marauders

I first saw “Merrill’s Marauders” in 1962 at the Avalon theater in Chicago. My best friend, Bob Greenberg, and I were ushers at the time. The story is true. It’s about the The 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional), more commonly known … Continue reading

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The Death of Captain Waskow

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Weddings & Funerals

It’s a little sad that sometimes families get together only for funerals.  Although we try to see each of our daughters once a month, it’s not often that the four of us are brought together at the same time.  Last … Continue reading

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Inspirational Aging

I found this article about a 93-year old woman, giving a few rules for inspirational aging.  Here are some highlights from that article. Find companionship Exercise the body every day Use your brain Keep your sense of humor Dress well … Continue reading

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Knitting

The other day, my lovely wife and I stopped at the Stitchin’ Post in Sisters. It’s a knitting shop, if you have not already guessed. I was amazed at the beautiful (and expensive!) yarns there. Apparently my wife knew exactly … Continue reading

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Maintaining our yard.

We love living in Bend, and we love our house.  Problem is, at 1/2 acre, our lawn needs a lot of maintenance.  We set aside every Wednesday to work on our yard. This is me. I don’t like wearing hats, … Continue reading

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