First Book Crush

In keeping with the theme of "My Fortune Cookie Life" (see sidebar on this page beneath the blogging awards), Mondays will now be dedicated to posting about actual fortune cookie messages I've received. A collection of strange and sometimes beautiful sayings have crossed my dining table over the years. "Your love life will be happy and harmonious." --fortune cookie message I was reading Josh Hanagarne's memoir, The World's Strongest Librarian, where he details his life with Tourette's and … [Read more...]

Wan Jaugung- What Do You Dream About?

Wan Jaugung: go to bedConfucius admired Jaugung (or the Duke of Chou, circa 1122 B.C.), who established rules and customs for the people in the Chou dynasty.  Even as he slept, Confucius dreamed about Jaugung.  Therefore, the expression wan Jaugung means "to go to bed." Dreams are the unconscious windows into our soul, according to Carl Jung.  My recent ones center around stress.  A recurring dream involves returning to college unprepared.  I panic as I wrestle with an exam, my mind blank.  In … [Read more...]