Category Archives: Inspiration

Our Brave New World


The modern world we live in is changing with accelerating speed. Our lives are going through a deep transformation propelled by technology on many fronts. Today, the computing power packed into a smart phone is said to exceed that used … Continue reading

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The Health Insurance Business


Insurance is not a product but a financial service. Unlike others, the selling point of insurance is risk. People buy insurance because they want to get compensation in case something bad happens such as an accident, a natural calamity, or … Continue reading

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Believing in Evolution


Being a Catholic, I have no problem believing in evolution because this scientific theory offers plenty of insights. Unlike many religious people, I don’t take the Bible literally, especially the Old Testament. As a general rule, words invented by humans … Continue reading

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The 2016 US Election


Winners and losers are only separated by a thin line. Many people have crossed that line, some more than once. Thomas Edison once said, ”I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Most people don’t have … Continue reading

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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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