In Chinese astrology, like Mao Zedong, and like Xi Jinping, I am a Water Snake, 水蛇. 我属水蛇。Mao Zedong is sixty years older than me, born in 1893. I am four months older than Xi Jinping. […]
庵 or 菴, pronounced ān, with either of two radicals, the first being the shelter radical, 广 guǎng, and the second being the grass radical, 艹 căo. Ān here means a hut, a small Buddhist […]
夺, simplified, or 奪, full-form, pronounced duó, means to take away by force, to seize, to wrest, to snatch, to grasp; to contend for, to compete for, to strive for; to overwhelm, to defeat, to […]
Design may liberate function; function fulfil design.
Form over function, distorts function; function over form, emburdens form.
Om is a mantra, or vibration. Like personal mantras, usually chosen and delivered, individually, by gurus to their practitioners, Om does not cause the mind to focus, but frees the mind from focus. Coming originally […]
There used to be – what many would claim – a beggar who sat regularly on the sidewalk near the front door of a place I used to work, his back against the front of […]