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chenjdw

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I am a retired Engineer, Artist, and Meaning of Life seeker.

My artworks are located at:

www.jameschengallery.com

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  • My Root Canal Retreatment
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    My Root Canal Retreatment

    2 months ago

    The root canal retreatment occurs when the pervious root canal procedure failed to clear out all the pulps causing the bacteria infection to spread to the root of the tooth. Since the infection can sp

  • Instincts
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    Instincts

    3 months ago

    Life is beautiful, life is cruel, life is unfair, life is forgiving, life is incomprehensive-able, life is boring, etc. But, before life can be all these things, life has to make sure that its players

  • Human Memory
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    Human Memory

    4 months ago

    Memory is essential in learning: 1) Who we are and the role we play in life, 2) The laws of the land to understand what kind of behaviors are not tolerated, 3) The rules and regulations in doing thing

  • Growing Up Pains
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    Growing Up Pains

    5 months ago

    Other living things have no way to change how they live but to follow their simple existence to its predictable and certain ends. The human species can change how they live and an average person can e

  • Trust, Belief, and Faith
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    Trust, Belief, and Faith

    5 months ago

    In the man-made world, we learn to be cautious with our trust to the other people to avoid being taking advantage of, our belief has changed from the Almighty controlling our destiny to we are the mas

  • Legacy
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    Legacy

    6 months ago

    How a person’s passing is remembered depends on how a person lived. The legacy of a person can propagate many generations into the future.

  • Aware-ness
    2

    Aware-ness

    7 months ago

    Awareness is the ability to sense what is happening in the surrounding. In the animal world, awareness is crucial to survival. For the human beings, awareness is no longer about just survival; living

  • Dream, Imagination, and Intuition
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    Dream, Imagination, and Intuition

    8 months ago

    At night, when people go to sleep, they dream and enter into an altered reality. During the day, when people are bored or try to find ways out of their undesirable predicament, they rely on their imag

  • Life is Fair
    2

    Life is Fair

    8 months ago

    No one will go through life unscathed both physically (injury, sickness) and emotionally (rejection, disappointment, hatred) and untouched by love, friendship, happiness.

  • Small World
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    Small World

    9 months ago

    Today, from newspaper, TV, and Internet, each person can know what are happening around the whole world while staying happily in one’s small world.

  • Numbers
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    Numbers

    10 months ago

    Numbers help to make life comprehensible, Nature understandable, and the outer space visible. With the help of the numbers, we calculate that the Universe began its existence around 13.5 billion years

  • Specialist
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    Specialist

    11 months ago

    No one knows everything. A specialist is someone who knows a lot about a little; an expert on few subjects. Most people just know enough to get by. At the dawn of our civilization, there were only two

  • Thief, Teacher, and Treasurer
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    Thief, Teacher, and Treasurer

    12 months ago

    All three are just trying to do their best to make a living in order to survive in the man-made world. All 3 professions require specialized skills and years of practices to be good at them. They all

  • Laws
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    Laws

    13 months ago

    Natural laws govern and dictate how things are and what the things can be. They are invisible and unalterable. They exist before the Big Bang. All that had happened, are happening, and will happen fol

  • Logic and Reason
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    Logic and Reason

    14 months ago

    Logic is 1 + 1 = 2. If A = B and B = C, then logic dictates that A = C. When the moving car suddenly stalls and the gas indicator points to EMPTY, it is logical to conclude that by adding gasoline int

  • Luck
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    Luck

    14 months ago

    We feel lucky when we win the lottery, have a loving and happy family, have a good paying job with minimum stress and short commune, to be able to fall asleep as soon as the eyes are closed, to escape

  • Innocence
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    Innocence

    3 days ago

    We all remember a time when we look at things with wide open eyes, open mind, and curiosity. We accept things without prejudice, judgment, and reservation. We choose friend based on who they are shari

  • Diversity
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    Diversity

    10 months ago

    Our Earth is populated with living things with such variety, complexity, and diversity that many people concludes that they must be the work of an Omni-potent, Omni-present, and Omni-science being. It

  • Into the Future
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    Into the Future

    11 months ago

    No one knows what is going to happen in the future. But living day to day in the present and taking whatever the future has to offer are no longer acceptable. We buy insurance to guard against the une

  • Have and Have Not
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    Have and Have Not

    11 months ago

    No one can say that life is fair. There are people who are born into a well-to-do family having all the material comforts and more opportunities to pursuit their ideals and dreams. There are people wh

  • What Can Be Known
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    What Can Be Known

    13 months ago

    If the pig knows that when it grows up it will be slaughter for food, will it still have a will to live? If the salmon knows that after swimming thousands of miles from the ocean to a river in the mou

  • Wisdom
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    Wisdom

    14 months ago

    Intelligence is a measurement of a person’s ability to find short term and quick solution to a problem. Wisdom is a measurement of a person’s ability to provide long term and encompassing solution to

  • Happiness, Love, and Health
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    Happiness, Love, and Health

    11 months ago

    Money can buy happiness, but there is happiness that money cannot buy. Money can buy love, but there is live that money cannot buy. Money can buy health, but there is health that money cannot buy. A h

  • Meaning and Purpose of Mathematics
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    Meaning and Purpose of Mathematics

    12 months ago

    The unpredictable weather, the changing climate, and the destructive earthquake can all be understood, studied, and forecasted with the help of mathematics. We use mathematics to balance the budget an

  • Miracles in Life
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    Miracles in Life

    12 months ago

    It is a miracle that: 1) A kid with little formal education can play beautiful music or be proficient in mathematics. 2) A person can have one’s problems going away by just praying. 3) Some people can survive a...

  • Immune System
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    Immune System

    12 months ago

    The human body is a work of wonder, the result of an intelligent design that takes 3.5 billion years to perfect. It is equipped with the capacity to protect itself against not only the visible dangers of the natural...

  • Why Education
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    Why Education

    11 months ago

    No one doubts the importance of education in a person’s life. It is especially true in today’s society where technical knowledge and professional services are the two main areas of employment, rules of behavior and...

  • U.S. Military Might
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    U.S. Military Might

    14 months ago

    After WW2, a war that cost the lives of around 100 million people and caused the decimation of the major cities in Europe, China, and Southeast Asia, the U.S. realized that it had to play a proactive role to prevent the...

  • It Is a Wonderful World
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    It Is a Wonderful World

    12 months ago

    Our world is filled with living things doing wonderful tricks to compete for the right of existence. There are the flowers in all shapes and sizes filling the air with sweet fragrance and decorating the landscape with...

  • My Kidney Stone
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    My Kidney Stone

    16 months ago

    My brush with the kidney stone began innocently and painfully in September 2013. At the time, I did not know that the pain was caused by my kidney stone. It all started on a Monday morning after my regular light chore...

  • American Professional Sports
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    American Professional Sports

    10 months ago

    The professional sports are an important part of the American entertainment industry. Their impacts on the culture and commerce are enormous. Most importantly, they allow us to witness what the best athletics can do...

  • Ordinary, Common, and Average
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    Ordinary, Common, and Average

    12 months ago

    We are all unique and special in our own ways. We all have different thought process, learning skills, and urges to be satisfied. But, we also share the same mission in life – to live, reproduce, and contribute. There...

  • We, the Thinker
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    We, the Thinker

    10 months ago

    Everyone is capable of thought, a thinking process that is essential for us to face and solve the uncommon problems that life presents. The thinking involves the understanding of the situation, visualizing the available...

  • The Statistics of Life
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    The Statistics of Life

    11 months ago

    How old can a person live in today’s world? How likely is it for a person to be involved in a serious accident during a holiday travel? In baseball, how does the management determine the value of its players? There...

  • Pattern
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    Pattern

    9 months ago

    We live in a world governed by invisible physical laws that have not changed since the Big Bang, limited in natural resources that our civilization depends on, and controlled by a one-track biological process that was...

  • War and Peace
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    War and Peace

    9 months ago

    Since the dawn of civilization, conflicts and fighting between friends or among people in a community have never ceased. Battles and wars between countries or among nations of the globe flare up every now and then....

  • The Eye and the Car
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    The Eye and the Car

    10 months ago

    The eye is one of the most complex, amazing, and useful organ in the human body. It enables the humans to visualize the surrounding world in living colors and true dimensions with clarity. Together, the eye and the...

  • Choices in Life
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    Choices in Life

    13 months ago

    In a free society, a person has many choices as to how to live one’s life. Some choices like the clothes to wear, the dinner to eat, the vacation to take, etc., have minimum impact as to how one’s life will change....

  • Checks and Balances
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    Checks and Balances

    9 months ago

    Checks and balances are mechanisms that can be used to explain how life flourishes on Earth in general and how our society can function effectively in particular. There are checks and balances in Nature to keep all...

  • My Jury Duty Experience
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    My Jury Duty Experience

    14 months ago

    Most of our experiences with the United States’ jury and court operations are from the TV shows like Perry Mason, LA Law, Boston Legal, etc. Few of us also have the opportunity to serve in the jury panel and go...

  • Quest for the Purpose
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    Quest for the Purpose

    9 months ago

    We need a purpose in life to justify our existence and to be motivated to face and solve the uncommon problems. Are we all alone to make up the rules in the game of life as it is unfolding? Everything that happens is...

  • Civilization At Large
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    Civilization At Large

    8 months ago

    The human being is the only species on Earth that is capable of building a civilization. Life began on Earth around 3.5 billion years ago. The earliest human species emerged from the long evolutionary process around 1.5...

  • California Wildfire
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    California Wildfire

    3 days ago

    Wildfire in the forest and grasslands is the Nature’s way of house cleaning and new life regeneration. It occurs normally when overgrowth causes overcrowding and decay that result in unhealthy living conditions. As...

  • My House‚Äôs Drainage Pipe Blockage
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    My House’s Drainage Pipe Blockage

    8 months ago

    My house was built in the 1950s and had plumbing made of galvanized metal. I had already spent around $3500 to replace the water pipes with copper in the 1990s. I had been using the sink strainer wherever possible to...

  • Survival of the Inevitable
    1

    Survival of the Inevitable

    7 months ago

    Human beings have come a long way surviving the hostile but forgiving world. So far, they have done a good job in figuring out how to stay together in order to improve food production and to fight off diseases, to...

  • Book of Changes
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    Book of Changes

    10 months ago

    I Ching, the Book of Changes, was the oldest known book in the Chinese civilization. All Chinese ideas, philosophies, and ways of life have their origin in the writings in this book. It is about how Nature changes to...

  • Buddhism in China
    1

    Buddhism in China

    4 months ago

    It was written somewhere long ago that God sent 3 of his sons – Buddha, Christ, and Mohammed – to 3 different regions of the world to guide human’s spirituality. Buddhism established its root in China around 120...

  • Intelligence Behind Intelligent Design
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    Intelligence Behind Intelligent Design

    11 months ago

    Skyscraper, airplane, automobile, television, etc. are created to serve a special, important, and useful function. They are the products of intelligent design. The intelligence behind the design is the human species. No...

  • Journey of Life
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    Journey of Life

    9 months ago

    In life, we all start out the same way – being born and also end up the same way – being dead. What happens in between is the story of life. As we begin the journey, each one of us embarks on a unique path that...

  • Close Encounter of the Flea Kind
    1

    Close Encounter of the Flea Kind

    9 months ago

    Many people have been bitten by the fleas, but only few have the chance to witness the fleas actually doing it. People find out only afterward by the telltale sign of a small red and itchy pimple on the skin. It becomes...

  • Good, Bad, and Evil
    0

    Good, Bad, and Evil

    14 months ago

    It is good to lend a helping hand to those who are in trouble. It is bad to steal from the others. It is evil to plot the demise of an adversary. We like to do something good because it makes us feel good about...

  • Balance in Life
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    Balance in Life

    14 months ago

    It is not to state that there is no benefit to the drastic changes. But, a long period of stability is crucial for growth, creativity, and the understanding of our role in life. To achieve these, we need a balance of...

  • Wonder Drugs of Our Time
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    Wonder Drugs of Our Time

    8 months ago

    Today, we are living in a world with pollutions in the air, chemicals in the food, stress in the office, and anxiety from the unstable economics. All these factors add up to an unhealthy life style and causing...

  • Evolution of PC
    2

    Evolution of PC

    8 months ago

    The first PC was debuted in 1975. It was made by MITS called Altair 8800 and sold for $439 as a kit. Today, the iPad made by Apple costs $499. Its heart is the 1 GHz ARM with 578 Kbyte of internal memory, a 9” LCD...

  • Are We Alone
    0

    Are We Alone

    8 months ago

    Since the dawn of civilization, we have been wondering about the origin of life. Are we unique or there are many like us living in one of those shining stars in the sky. Due to the advance in science and technology, we...

  • Most Popular Directors of Our Time
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    Most Popular Directors of Our Time

    5 months ago

    A successful movie is usually made by a professional team with dedication, originality, and vision. For the same professional team to come up several successful and popular movies, it needs a team leader who knows how...

  • Game of Life
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    Game of Life

    2 months ago

    Life is also a game because it has similar characteristics like the game we play. There are rules and instructions to follow, scores to keep, two or more people can play, and drama.

  • The Chinese Food for Dummies #1
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    The Chinese Food for Dummies #1

    5 years ago

    Most people’s experiences with the Chinese food are from either the restaurants in Chinatown or the Chinese restaurants located at the obscured street corners. Majority of the food served there are of Cantonese style....

  • Experience, Wisdom, and Knowledge
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    Experience, Wisdom, and Knowledge

    14 months ago

    For each person, life is more than being born, going to school, raising a family, working hard to make a living, and getting to old age to complete the cycle. Life is also an emotional and spiritual journey filled with...

  • Brain, Computer, and Mind
    1

    Brain, Computer, and Mind

    14 months ago

    What makes human species so successful and dominating than any other living things on Earth is none other than that lump of grey flesh inside its skull called the brain. The brain prepares the humans to overcome the...

  • Philosopher, Scientist, and Engineer
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    Philosopher, Scientist, and Engineer

    14 months ago

    They are probably 3 of the most influential professions in the modernization of the human civilization. They all strive to provide meanings and well beings to a life that seems chaotic, barbaric, and survival of the...

  • Where Is Democracy
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    Where Is Democracy

    20 months ago

    United States is the most democratic country in the world. In its short but glorious short history of 230 plus years, United States has become the envy of the world and set an example as to how a nation shall be run....

  • Enduring Movie Monsters of Our Time
    1

    Enduring Movie Monsters of Our Time

    5 months ago

    Movies entertain us with stories of heart-breaking romance, nerve-wracking adventure, common people facing and struggling to solve uncommon problems, and sometimes, scary and deadly monsters. Scores of monster movie...

  • Prolific and Popular Writers of Our Time
    1

    Prolific and Popular Writers of Our Time

    5 months ago

    It takes talent to be a prolific and popular writer of books. This talent is innate and cannot be learned. The writing skill can be taught but not the unstoppable and fertile imagination; an imagination that can provide...

  • Outstanding TV Shows of 2011
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    Outstanding TV Shows of 2011

    6 months ago

    After the conversion from Analog to Digital TV broadcasting, more channels have been opened up to allow more free programs to be viewed by the general public. As a result, it is no longer a straight forward chore to...

  • My Bronchitis
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    My Bronchitis

    5 years ago

    My Bronchitis occurred for an average every 6 to 7 years. My symptoms of the Bronchitis were pretty much the same each time – fever with aching joints, running noise with thick mucus, sore throat, and cough with...

  • Top Special Effects Movies of All Time
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    Top Special Effects Movies of All Time

    14 months ago

    Film makers use special effects to enhance movie scenes and to create images that are out of this world. The following five movies are made with some of the best special effects: Independence Day (1996), Contract Killer...

  • Movies That Made A difference #2
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    Movies That Made A difference #2

    3 months ago

    Major movie studios built and owned most of the theaters to showcase their products until an antitrust ruling in 1948. Today, most theaters are owned by big franchises. There are few independently owned movie houses....

  • The Voyages of Zheng He
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    The Voyages of Zheng He

    5 years ago

    Although no detailed records were available, based on historical and archeological data, Zheng He’s 7 expeditions started in 1405 and ended in 1433. The sea voyage took him as far as Africa.

  • Movies That Made A difference #1
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    Movies That Made A difference #1

    4 months ago

    There were movies that shocked, scared, informed, mesmerized, enlightened, and delighted people. I am here to write about the movies that made a difference. For example, they are Ghost in the Shell (1995), The Infernal...

  • The Chinese Medicine for Dummies
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    The Chinese Medicine for Dummies

    5 years ago

    Chinese medicine dated back to its early civilization more than 4500 years ago. It was based on the empirical knowledge collected and refined by the people who treated illness and sickness at the time. What made Chinese...

  • My Seborrheic Keratosis
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    My Seborrheic Keratosis

    12 months ago

    The is the story of my seborrheic keratosis.

  • My Eye Floaters
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    My Eye Floaters

    7 months ago

    I learned that the appearance of floaters after the lightning bolt (or flash) could be the result of a retina tear that could result in blindness. The Ophthalmologist explained that my condition occurred when the...

  • From Switch to Computer
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    From Switch to Computer

    13 months ago

    All computers large or small are built of simple on/off switches. This switch inside the computer is similar in nature to the household on/off light switch. However, the two differ in size, speed, and control.

  • The State Machine for Everyone
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    The State Machine for Everyone

    7 months ago

    State Machine is a technical term commonly used in computer design and Computer Science. It is a programming and designing technique where a complex and repetitive task is broken down into smaller and definable pieces...

  • The Confucius for Dummies
    2

    The Confucius for Dummies

    2 years ago

    Confucius is one of the four greatest thinker, philosopher, and educator ever lived (the other three are Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad). To understand the teachings of Confucius is to understand the essence of the Chinese...

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