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(2021-12-04 22:50:56)

Couldthesufferingofalltheearlyyearsofrote-learningmorphinmiddleage intoahobbythatgavemeanotherreasontothanklife?Afterformalschooling, itstartedasanitchthathadtobescratchedregularly.Onceortwiceayear, Ihadtoreadsomevocabularybooks,notnecessarilynew,andoftentookthe examsofferedthere.Thiswentonforadozenorsoyears.Andthen,around2019 Thanksgiving,ItooktheleaptostartreadingtheAmericanHe...[閱讀全文]
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(2021-11-30 13:59:33)
女:樹上的鳥兒成雙對 男:綠水青山綻笑顏 女:隨手摘下花一朵 男:我與娘子戴發間 女:從今再不受那奴役苦 男:夫妻雙雙把家還 女:你耕田來我織布 男:我挑水來你澆園 女:寒窯雖破能抵風雨 男:夫妻恩愛苦也甜 女:你我好比鴛鴦鳥 男:比翼雙飛在人間 F:Couplinguparethebirdsinthetrees. M:Allsmilesarethegreenwatersandmountains. F:Ipickafloweroff[閱讀全文]
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(2021-11-27 09:00:11)
Althoughmostbeginnersdropout,dadsstickwithjiu-jitsu.Sofar,Iknow atleasteightdads,includingme,whopracticebesidestheirkids.Mosthave earnedbluebeltsandabove.We'djokethatwedon'twanttobebeatenupby thekidsbutIsometimeswonderexactlywhywearepulledintothis. Thepastmonthsawprogressindefenseas,althoughIoftengotdominated,I protectedmyselfwellandrarelywassubmitted.Inaddition,Ihadafew...[閱讀全文]
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"Theglassisdead;livingthingsarelongvolatility.Thebestwaytoverify thatyouarealiveisbycheckingifyoulikevariations.Rememberthatfood wouldnothaveatasteifitweren’tforhunger;resultsaremeaninglesswithout effort,joywithoutsadness,convictionswithoutuncertainty,andanethical lifeisn’tsowhenstrippedofpersonalrisks." Thusconcludesthebook"Antifragile"anditfeels...[閱讀全文]
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(2021-11-20 14:07:34)
"Whydowehavetoclimbthemountain?"shoutedtheleaderofapackof white-hairedcitizensgeared-upattheMissionPeaktrailhead."Becauseitis there!"cametheroaringanswerasIpassedthemSundaymorning. SincepacingLatQuickSilver,theyearninghadreturnedandIhadbeencoming toMissionPeakeveryweekend.Andwhatajoytoknowthatrunninghadn't forsakenme! Threestepsfortheinhaleandfivet...[閱讀全文]
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YoucouldhearhersweetvoiceineveryChinesegrocerystore,barber'sshop, andoldCantoneserestaurant.Billfeltasifhehadgonebacktothe80swhen hisauntsusedtohumtothebannedtunesof"TheSongofFourSeasons"andthe like.Hehimselfmissedtheboat:oncehegrewoldenough(lastyearinhigh school)tobeinterested,TeresaTengwastakenoverinthemainlandbynew wavesofstarsfromHongkong,Taiwan,andlaterthewest.Hew...[閱讀全文]
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(2021-11-06 10:15:25)
SomewouldsayBillhadnolifeinthosefourmonths.Onewouldexpecta well-educatedyoungmanvisitingAmericainthisdayandageactdifferently thanrefugeesorfortune-seekerscomingbyboat.Buthewasjustashungryand muchmoreinterestedingainingmoney-makingskillsthanexperiencingartand culture.Hehadanewtradewiththemindsetofalaundryownerwithafamilyback inChinatofeedacenturyago. Onaworkday,hegotupandcross...[閱讀全文]
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(2021-10-31 08:20:09)
"HereliesEpictetus,aslavemaimedinbody,theultimateinpoverty,and favoredbythegods."--EpitaphofEpictetus,StoicPhilosopher(c.50-c.135) IhaveoftenfeltgratitudesincediscoveringJiu-Jitsuaboutfiveyearsago.So farandonandoff,Ihavebeentothreegreatschoolsandmetexemplarypeople whowerestrongandmoreimportantlypositiveandgreatcharacters.Istill rememberMr.Lee,awiryAsianguyinhislate...[閱讀全文]
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Vigorouswritingisconcise.Asentenceshouldcontainnounnecessarywords,aparagraphnounnecessarysentences,forthesamereasonthatadrawingshouldhavenounnecessarylinesandamachinenounnecessaryparts.Thisrequiresnotthatthewritermakeallhissentencesshort,orthatheavoidalldetailandtreathissubjectsonlyinoutline,butthateverywordtell.Asarule,begineachparagraphwithatopicsentence;enditinconformitywiththebeginning.Fortuna...[閱讀全文]
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(2021-10-24 12:40:55)

SoIhadbeenenjoyinglifewithoutrunningforaboutsevenmonthsbeforeL casuallymentionedtwoweeksagothatIcouldpacehiminthisyear'sQuickSilver 100KEnduranceRun.The63-year-oldjustrecoveredfromthesameabdominaltendon painthatIgotandhewantedtochallengeoneofthetoughest100Kracesagain! Hecouldgocrazyallhewanted.Iwasgood. Ididmybesttoconvincehim(andactuallymyself)thatIwasnotready--lunges ...[閱讀全文]
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