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Time to Hunt

I enjoyed “Point of Impact” which was the base for the movie Shooter. So I read the next one in the series: Black Light. It was OK and I grew a bit tired of Bob Lee Swagger. As I had … Continue reading

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Cholesterol: from Health.gov

From Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary GuidelinesPreviously, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommended that cholesterol intake be limited to no more than 300 mg/day. The 2015 DGAC will not bring forward this recommendation because available evidence shows no appreciable … Continue reading

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Boeing Factory Tour

Some of us are fascinated by big machines, big factories, complicated manufacturing lines, etc. We wanted to see this huge factory of air-planes. Others are aviation aficionados, they want to experience Boeing. The rest wouldn’t mind just doing a standard … Continue reading

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Not Quite a Robber Baron

Empty Mansions claimed to be a mystery book for extravagant houses, meticulous maintained, yet unoccupied by their owner for decades. The enormous amount of money wasted on them is mind-boggling. Why is that? Who’s behind all these? No. It is … Continue reading

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Poker Night

Never done before, I hosted a poker night for about 10 people. First thing was to secure the foods and drinks. Done. Then got to find a venue. Done. Next needed a bit planning. I decided to do Texas Hold … Continue reading

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Dad and I

I was always kind of proud when people said I look like him, since big brother was always said to look like Mom. When we found a picture of him when he was actually my current age, I realized that … Continue reading

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Return to Monterey

Sitting at a window table of Fish Hopper, a touristy restaurant, I watched a little girl teasing the waves. She was playfully giggling, with Daddy protecting her. Of course, both of them got happily soaked to the knees, with many … Continue reading

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Nuclear Energy: Waste Disposal Problem

Fred mildly disagreed with my position on nuclear energy. I admit that I was too “SciFi” in my blog. The point was that all nuclear energy problems are self-imposed and merely cost functions. Nuclear waste, theoretically, can be reused to … Continue reading

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To Tip or not to Tip…

When presented with the bill in a recent dining event, I was surprised to see a “20% service charge” as part of it. “What’s this?”, I asked the waiter. “It’s the service charge.” “Like the tips?” “Yes, we split them … Continue reading

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Pirating Music

When I lived in China in the early 2000s, there was this ritual to visit the DVD stores that cater nearly exclusively to the expat community. They were like DVD rental places with an extremely excellent collection. Prominently featured were … Continue reading

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