The Tao of Kung Fu Tea

Enjoy drinking tea with a Kung Fu tea set. There are many varieties of tea. Tea as a beverage has been around for at least 6,000 years.

Tranquil Reflections

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. —LaoZi These are trying times. With all the constant communications channels blaring 24/7 non-stop anxiety, each morning can seem like a fire-walk across a bed of glowing coals. Embers and ashes of what could have been lie on the ground, as constant reminders of what’s been lost. […]

Fat Bear Winner Announced

The results are in and with 47,055 votes bear #747 is the champion Fat Bear for 2020. To quote the Fat Bear Week website: “Lardaceous Leviathan Levels Chunky Challenger The votes are in! You’ve crowned the Earl of Avoirdupois, bear 747, the 2020 Fat Bear Week Champion. 747’s voluminous visage eclipsed 32’s chunky chassis. No […]

Recipe for Joy in Life’s Berry Patch

A somewhat satirical extended metaphor Some of the sweetest berries grow among the sharpest thorns. – Gaelic Proverb Life is like a berry patch The thick brambles of challenges Can seem like impenetrable obstacles Though the passage requires effort Take mindful steps Discover the way forward Prickly sorrowful thorns abound While wounds of disappointment And […]