ChatGPT: How Will Artificial Intelligence Affect Our Lives?

ChatGPT is a popular chatbot developed by OpenAI launched in November 2022. It is the fastest-growing consumer application in history by reaching 100 million monthly active users only two months after launch. By chat conversation, ChatGPT answer prompts, write articles, and even craft poems. Although, I am not a high tech person, I have joined the crowds. Created a free account at, I began … Continue reading ChatGPT: How Will Artificial Intelligence Affect Our Lives?

The Pictures of 2022

In 2022, we visited St. Peter’s Basilica, Cathedral of Florence (Basilica di Santa Maria del Fioreon) and St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice. Being the center of Catholicism, it is no surprise that Italy is home to many of the world’s most beautiful churches. I have always enjoyed the beautiful and historical Catholic Churches.  I was baptized in a family church in China. Family churches don’t have … Continue reading The Pictures of 2022

Bodie Ghost Town California

Bodie sits nearly 8,400 feet up in the Bodie Hills of California, near the California-Nevada border.  In 1859 William (or Waterman) S. Bodey found it was a good place to look for gold in these hills. Bodey died in a snowstorm not long after. The new mining town was named after Bodie to honor him, although his last name was not spelled right and his first … Continue reading Bodie Ghost Town California

Diabetes Remission

Diabetes is a disease that occurs when blood glucose (blood sugar) is too high. The hormone insulin moves sugar from the blood into our cells to be stored or used for energy. With diabetes, the body either doesn’t make enough insulin or can’t effectively use the insulin it does make. Untreated high blood sugar from diabetes can damage the nerves, eyes, kidneys, and other organs. … Continue reading Diabetes Remission

Berlin Wall in Central Missouri

Fulton, Missouri is located in central Missouri, USA. It is 105 miles / 169 km from St Louis. Westminster College is a private college in Fulton. It was established in 1851 as Fulton College. Although it is a small college, with about 1500 students enrolled in 2020. There is something very special about this college: America’s National Churchill Museum is located on the campus. On … Continue reading Berlin Wall in Central Missouri

Colors from Museums Brought to Life

Art improves our quality of life. It gives us immense pleasure and relief from stress. Although I am fond of traditional paintings, now I have been finding myself enjoying modern art more and more.   I learned about the interesting modern art and history at the Musée Matisse in Nice, France. Henri Matisse (1869-1954) is widely regarded as the greatest colorist of the 20th century, … Continue reading Colors from Museums Brought to Life

Mystery of Alcatraz Escape

Alcatraz is located in San Francisco Bay. This small island was operated as a federal prison from 1934 to 1963. Today it has become a major tourist attraction with more than a million visitors each year. We visited Alcatraz in Oct 2021. The island is beautiful and calming itself. However, most of the prisoners in this former federal prison were infamous and notorious bank robbers … Continue reading Mystery of Alcatraz Escape

Memphis – The City of Music

Memphis, Tennessee is the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll and home of the blues. We spent a total of 4 days in Memphis and our tour of this historical music city was marvelous. Graceland Graceland is the home of Elvis Presley. It is also the 2nd Most Visited Home in the United States, about 700,000 people thronging to it every year. Only the White House … Continue reading Memphis – The City of Music

The Adventures of Calie and Oreo

Today is “International Cat Day”. I feel that I have responsibilities to tell the adventures storys of Calie and Oreo. Although, they are large female cats, they are easily scared due to lack the experience with other animals. Calie and Oreo were rescued into my in-law’s basement after they were just born. As indoor cats, they had easy and relaxing lives until one day “Kitty” … Continue reading The Adventures of Calie and Oreo

Pikes Peak, Inspiration for “America the Beautiful”

America’s patriotic song of “America the Beautiful” was originated as a poem inspired by Pikes Peak. Pikes Peak is 10 miles (16 km) west of Colorado Springs with 14,115 feet (4,302 meters) in elevation. It is called America’s mountain, the icon of American west. Katherine Lee Bates (August 12, 1859 – March 28, 1929) was a professor at Wellesley College in Massachusetts. In the summer … Continue reading Pikes Peak, Inspiration for “America the Beautiful”