Happy Year of the Goat 2015!


The Lunar New Year of the Yin Wood Goat has arrived, and along with it, some confusion as to whether it should be referred to as the Year of the Goat/ Sheep/ Ram. The Chinese characters for goat, sheep, ram, and antelope all include the  羊 yang character: e.g. sheep (绵羊), goat (山羊), ram/buck (公羊…

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Leapin’ Leap Frogs! It’s a Leap Year!


There’s something special about a day that only comes once every four years… My mother’s birthday falls on March 1…so that means every four years, she has to wait one extra day to see her special day arrive. And since this year marks a special entry into a new decade for her, this means that…

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