Category Archives: Inspiration

Answering the Herbalist’s Call


I was born in 1950 into an herbalist family in Guangzhou, Southern China. We moved to South Vietnam because my father got a contract as a Chinese herbalist in the Cantonese Hospital in Cholon, the sprawling Chinatown adjacent to Saigon … Continue reading

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The German Solar Effort


Although not known for its sunny weather, Germany initiated the world’s solar revolution about 20 years ago with a vision that other countries would later follow. The goal is to increase the share of all renewable sources in German electricity … Continue reading

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Rape of the Middle Class


The decline of the American middle class has been happening since the 1980’s. If you are younger than 40 years, you probably do not notice it that much. Let me recount what I have experienced. To begin, what do I … Continue reading

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To Bet or Not to Bet


Everyday living involves taking some degree of risk all the time. I wish to find out what I need to do to ensure a productive and enjoyable life. Obviously, the least risk is to stay at home and watch TV, … Continue reading

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American Exceptionalism


Many people talk about American exceptionalism. Let me try to figure out what this perception really means. To begin with, each country is unique to a certain extent. What makes a nation exceptional has something to do with its history, … Continue reading

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Evolution Is God’s Creation


Everywhere I look, I cannot stop marveling at the complex wonders of the world, especially how plants and animals evolve. As for myself, I know that I become wiser and more adaptable everyday because I learn new things. I also … Continue reading

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Technological Change


Technological change is the fundamental driving force that shapes history. It has a dynamics of its own due to human curiosity about the world and the rest of the universe. Since humans cannot be stopped from being curious, the advancement … Continue reading

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