Category Archives: War*Peace*Gratitude

Censorship by social-media companies

Three years ago, I wrote a lengthy blog about my concerns regarding our First Amendment rights. This update will be short and succinct. This month, in the Investing section of this website, I put together a list of launch dates … Continue reading

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Who killed Dorothy Kilgallen?

Have you ever visited the Sixth Floor Museum at the Dealy Plaza in Dallas, Texas? For those who may not know, this is the place from which Lee Harvey Oswald, the alleged lone gunman, shot President John F. Kennedy. Or … Continue reading

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Covid-19 lockdown

As of this posting, the Covid-19 lockdown has continued for slightly over a month in many parts of the world, with no clear end in sight. Like everyone else, I have never experienced anything like this in my entire life. … Continue reading

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Van Cliburn, Nobuyuki Tsujii, and me

Oh, what an audacious title! Allow me to indulge. In my first book, I wrote about what motivated me in my early years. To briefly recap, it was to eventually meet Van Cliburn and to personally explain to him how … Continue reading

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A police officer who understands right from wrong

Saturday, 10:30 p.m., February 1, 2020, there was a series of loud knocks on our front door. We were not expecting anyone and felt rather uncomfortable. We wondered whether to ignore it or call the police. Within a few seconds, … Continue reading

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Where the balance of power is headed – An Asian immigrant’s view

As compared to the Judeo-Christian environment in the U.S.A., I grew up without the concept of “love” in my daily life. When I was around age 10, I asked my mother what “love” was. She answered, “You’ll know when you … Continue reading

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What on earth has been happening to the USA?

For millions of people from around the world, the U.S.A. has been a beacon of hope, and especially since the end of World War II.  Why?  It is because of her founding philosophy as manifested in the Declaration of Independence. … Continue reading

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Calling 911

In 2008, we had a house fire.  A year later, we moved into our newly rebuilt home.  Shortly thereafter, for the first time in my life, I had to call 911 – to have David, my husband, taken to a … Continue reading

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“Marked for Death” by Geert Wilders

Before the premeditated attacks on the U.S. soil by Muslim extremists on September 11, 2001, I knew nothing about Islam.  That date marked one of the few defining moments in history during my lifetime.  Those that planned and executed the … Continue reading

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Do unto others as you would have them do unto you

David and I reside in an area within the U.S.A. where most people abide by simple, common-sense rules, otherwise known as ordinances. To be sure, we have some serious issues with our current municipal-government leadership. For the most part, however, … Continue reading

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