My Book of Changes

This blog explores my 50-year fascination with the I Ching, the ancient Chinese "Book of Changes". My approach is not to act as a medium to the oracle or scholar of one of the oldest texts in the world. I come to the I Ching as a journalist. Thus, this blog intends to feature original reporting and research - including interviews with scholars and divination experts - into the esoteric world of the Taoist I Ching.

Tubby, the fat cat

I never considered myself a cat person until Tubby came into my life at the end of 2019. We always had dogs growing up. My family did have a Siamese for a short while in Pittsburgh in the 1960s. She was alien and antisocial, often perching atop the living room curtains, for the view, I guess. She was expelled from the house after leaping into my father's lap while he was sipping coffee. I used to sneer at all those annoying cat videos on social media, digital therapy for the feline fixated.
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Crazy, Rich and Asian

When the creators of “Crazy Rich Asians” were shopping the film around Hollywood, one prospective producer suggested they cast a white actor for the lead. That didn’t happen and the romantic comedy, based on the best-selling book by Singapore-American Kevin Kwan became the first all-Asian Hollywood studio movie since “The Joy Luck Club” in 1993, a uniquely Chinese-American tale that would have been impossible to cast otherwise. (Click here for the full post)

Pittsburgh Bill and the Buccos