Chinese New Year!!

Tomorrow marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year. This year – 2014 or the Chinese year of 4712 – is the year of the Horse.  The Chinese years are based on the lunar cycle calendar with each month beginning on the darkest day.  The horse is one of the 12 Chinese zodiac signs and is part of the 12-year cycle of animal signs.

Look for a year of good health and prosperity and feel free to indulge in some appropriate merry-making this weekend.  Don’t be concerned if you hear fireworks going off in your neighborhood or an impromptu parade breaks […] Read more

‘Twas the Week Before Christmas

Twas the week before Christmas, when all through Missouri,
Shopping malls were filled with gift-givers in a hurry,
In search of the perfect holiday delight,
For friends and for loved ones, when oh! What a sight!

They grabbed their warm hats and adjusted their glasses,
To wonder in amazement at shelves filled with masses,
Of gifts with price tags that could burst any budget;
Families are too precious they mustn’t just fudge it.

So while scratching their heads and with inquisitive eyes,
They looked down the street and to much their surprise;
All was not finished, the answer was near,
The King of Kash would renew their holiday cheer.

He would provide […] Read more