Author Archives: terryshen

My PR Days

  This is somewhat a touchy subject for me.  You see, personal records (PR) was a goal I chased for a long time. It is also called PB (personal best) sometime. In sports, it is useful way to have a … Continue reading

Posted in awareness, Goals, health, life | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

It’s February

  At last, I flip over the desk calendar to a new page. It is February, finally. Maybe it’s the seasonal effect, but the month of January for me was excruciating, glacially slow, and filled with not so upbeat news. … Continue reading

Posted in awareness, blogging, weather | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Moods, Feelings, & Circumstances

  Before saying goodbye to January, these past 31 days have been not being the best start for the year.  Mass shootings, extreme weathers, and continued layoffs dominated the headlines. These events affect people in negative ways. All while in … Continue reading


Posted in awareness, life, meditation, value | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Cozy Winter?

  When mentioning winter, dark and cold are the typical descriptors come to mind.  Days are shorter and temperatures drop precipitously due to windchill. And, we feel more tired and hungry instinctively to these winter elements. For some, barely hanging … Continue reading

Posted in inspiration, meditation | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Week In Review – 29 Jan 2023

Sunday’s lunar New Year, a celebratory occasion, turned ugly abruptly in California by a series of mass shootings.  These incidents have unfortunately become the norm. Our penitentiaries are filled with violent offenders. But is the issue with the people, our … Continue reading

Posted in awareness, Politics, relationship, social, sustainability, value | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Truth About American Violence

  Violence should never be condoned. And what happened in Memphis, Tennessee is a powder keg waiting to explode: another traffic stop and police brutality that resulted in death of a regular person who was on his way home. The … Continue reading

Posted in awareness, big data, history, relationship, social, value | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

US Tax Filing Season Opens

  On Monday (23 Jan), the Internal Revenue Service announced it’s ready to accept tax return filings for year 2022. This announcement has been lurking in the back of my head ever since. It’s a reminder that I owe the … Continue reading

Posted in social, value | Tagged , | Leave a comment

California – Tip Of The Iceberg

  First, there was the wildfires, then came the droughts, and the floods. If you say California, yes, you got it right, As if these disasters weren’t enough, the Golden State was confronted with another tragedy: a string of mass … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, social, value | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Life Is Full Of Compromises

  Sounds awful I know, but it’s true that our lives are full of compromises. The job we hold, place we live, and friends we make are results of our choices based on compromises. And that is okay. We live … Continue reading

Posted in awareness, life, value | Tagged | Leave a comment

No One Is Above The Law

  Countries that follow the rule of law, which includes the US, would uphold the principle that no one is above the law. So it’s understandable that the US Department of Justice has appointed Special Counsels to investigate former President … Continue reading

Posted in history, Politics | Tagged | Leave a comment