Category Archives: Places in the Heart

Holy Cow! I’m 64 Now!

I turned 64 yesterday, and my mind immediately thought of a song by The Beatles that was popular in the late 60’s: When I’m Sixty-Four When I get older losing my hair Many years from now Will you still be … Continue reading

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The Empty Nest

A friend, a retired pastor, was chatting with me and I learned that all his kids are grown and are now no longer living with them. “Great,” I said, “now you and your wife have more time together!” He responded … Continue reading

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Annus Horribilis 2020: Superlatives

Between the COVID pandemic and the intense political climate (US elections, China versus US, China versus Australia, China saber-rattling in Taiwan, China trying to position itself as the most altruistic anti-COVID hero of the world, hoping against hope that everyone … Continue reading

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Be Sensitive!

Splurging at Christmas? Spending a couple thousand bucks on a staycation? Pigging out at a Michelin-starred restaurant? Talking incessantly about buying fancy watches or another yacht or re-doing your house? Boasting about the number of bottles of rare whisky you’ve … Continue reading

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Holy Shit!

In February 1957, a new influenza A (H2N2) virus emerged in East Asia, triggering a pandemic (“Asian Flu”). This H2N2 virus was comprised of three different genes from an H2N2 virus that originated from an avian influenza A virus, including … Continue reading

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Told Ya!

Like humans, chimps prioritize positive relationships as they age, according to a new study published in Science October 23rd. The work – led by researchers at the University of Michigan, Tufts University, Harvard University and the University of New Mexico … Continue reading

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Oh No!

Someone by the name of Chin Kee Thou wrote a letter to the Forum page of The Straits Times last Wednesday. He included the picture above and he wrote: Music in the park: Such a pleasure to be at MacRitchie … Continue reading

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Dying Broke

No kid of mine was born with a silver spoon. (They are all adults now.) However, none grew up deprived of any basic needs. They had a roof over their heads, were never short of food and had their education … Continue reading

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36th Wedding Anniversary

Yesterday was our Wedding Anniversary. We were married on November 17th 1984.

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Down But Not Out

Jason Chee was working in the Republic of Singapore Navy with a rank of Military Expert-2. In December 2012, while on board the RSS Endeavour, he suffered a serious accident when he was caught between a motorized winch and a … Continue reading

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