The Lunar New Year, which begins today, ushers in the Year of the Ox. Those born under this sign are said to be dependable, calm, modest and stable. The Year of the Ox falls in the years of 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997 and 2009. I was born in 1949 and amContinue reading “Happy New Year!”
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Welcome to your place in history, Barack. You earned every vote. Congratulations to you and to David Plouffe, who I believe ran the most impressive political campaign in my memory and perhaps in the history of American politics. Blog contents copyright © 2005-Present SC Morgan. All rights reserved..
I’m on the move today, headed for Australia to meet my son, Sam, who has been battling complications from knee surgery for two months now. Yesterday Alan and I were running around San José doing errands. In a taxi we had a chatty little conversation with the driver. “So, where do you live?” he asked.Continue reading “In paradise There is No…”
Poverty. It is all around us and the statistics are astounding. *Almost half the world — over 3 billion people — live on less than $2.50 a day. *The GDP (Gross Domestic Product) of the 41 Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (567 million people) is less than the wealth of the world’s 7 richest people combined.Continue reading “Poverty”
Two weeks ago I was recalled to the world of nursing, and I do mean the world. My 35-year-old son, Sam, had arthroscopic surgery in Gifu, Japan, August 20th. He lives there and needed a torn ACL in his right knee repaired. In and out of the hospital in three days, he was released toContinue reading “International Nursing~”
This post was supposed to appear August 31, 2008. It is part of the Japan series from my latest visit. I got sidetracked by politics, fleas and the immigration office, but here it is now. http://picasaweb.google.com/s/c/bin/slideshow.swf Tanigumi is my favorite temple. I’ve been looking forward to a return visit for two years now. and IContinue reading “Tanigumi- Japan Stories”
Okay…I’ll take the bait! Sarah Louise (Heath) Palin was born February 11, 1964. She is the current Governor of the US state of Alaska and is the presumptive Republican vice presidential nominee for the 2008 United States presidential election. Holy cow! If I thought John McCain had gone around the bend before, this proves itContinue reading “Presumptive or Presumptuous?~”
Gifu Shouhouji Daibutsu is not a compact car in competition with Daihatsu. Actually, it’s a lot bigger than a Hummer and one of three Great Buddhas in Japan. The other two are in Nara and Kamakura. . Sam is scheduled for knee surgery the day after I leave Japan and had to go to theContinue reading “A Day at The Hospital~”
Culture clash #2. Okay, I am now at the Portland, Oregon, airport and waiting for my flight to Japan, so I thought I’d write this up before I forget. I just returned the rent-a-car, boarded the shuttle bus for the terminal, got myself comfortable in the back, and waited for the rest of my fellowContinue reading “Cell Phone Etiquette- Hello?”