Category Archives: prosperity

Chinese New Year 2016: Year of the Monkey

Today begins the celebration of Chinese New Year, a fifteen-day celebration of early spring. Chinese New Year is a traditional time for families, community,  and togetherness. Wherever they are, people come home to celebrate the previous year of hard work, have … Continue reading

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Tending the Garden

Got my taxes done last week. The good news is I actually had royalties to report ($88! Yippee!), on 36 sales. Right now, I’ve got 4 novels, 15 short stories, and 3 short story collections available; all of which are … Continue reading

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The Joy of Having Written

I finished editing the final six chapters on AURUM today.  I’m done.  Finished, Finito. This is my fourth completed novel.  The joy and lightness of spirit that comes with having written is a high I’ve now experienced four times, but … Continue reading

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Oh Black Water…

Happy New Year!  According to Chinese astrology, 2012 is the year of the Black Water Dragon.  Traditional celebrations usually include fireworks, red envelopes with money inside (called lai see), and round fruits and pineapples (for prosperity).  Firecrackers signify the blowing … Continue reading

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