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October 2010 Blog Posts (5)

Restoring the (Faded) American Dream

The Time Magazine published back-to-back cover stories in the last two weeks on the deterioration of the American economy and how to restore it. What set these stories apart from all others in the mainstream media is the fact that they were written by an immigrant, Fareed Zakaria, who used his personal experience and the recent rise of China, India and other emerging economies to contrast…


Added by Yan Song on October 30, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Swans, Churches and Prostitutes

Sounds like a weird combination? That's exactly the sight in the heart of the red-light-district in Amsterdam where I am visiting this week. It strikes me as an extreme but real manifest of nature's unstoppable urge of turning innocence into history or even absurdity. Who bears witness? Everyone with a conscious mind. Who bears the responsibility? God, says a conventionalist; Parents, says a child; Nobody, says a cynic; My boss, says an office worker; Everyone, says a humanist; Us, says an… Continue

Added by Yan Song on October 28, 2010 at 2:30am — No Comments

Life after 50

Happy Birthday Yan,

I was 50 a few years ago but am still exploring what my fate will be. After retiring at 60 I found myself free of the life style needed between ages 18 and retirement for a formal education, to earn money to live, and to raise a family. After retirement there were so many new things to try and so many new doors to open it has felt like a huge rebirth.

I have never focused on life as a "mystery". But I will never forget those moments of feeling part of… Continue

Added by Doug Gerleman on October 18, 2010 at 10:03pm — No Comments

What Have I Learned in 50 Years?

Today’s my 50th birthday. According to traditional Chinese wisdom, one is supposed to have come to terms with his/her fate by this age. So how am I doing?

1. Life Is A Mystery…


Added by Yan Song on October 16, 2010 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

Play and Work: Can They Be Reconciled?

I just came back from a conference this week at a resort hotel. It has one of these sprawling pools and water slides all around the property that my son is very excited about. Interestingly, he spends most of his time and clearly has the most fun at the kiddy pool area vs. the huge water slides nearby. He’s 7 years old but loves fooling around in the ankle-deep waters of the kiddy pool. From…


Added by Yan Song on October 14, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

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