Today is the romantic Mid-Autumn Day moon festival. When I was a managing editor in China, I had to write a large percent of the new content for the monthly magazine and weekly newspaper. The city of Hangzhou is world famous for its Mid-Autumn Day celebration. One year I wrote a well received fairy tale about the moon for the magazine. The following is my romantic fairy tale of the love between the mountain and the moon.


No phenomenon is a real phenomenon until it is an observed phenomenon. We are participants in bringing into being not only the near and here, but the far away and long ago. — John A. Wheeler

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A distant cousin of mine, John Archibald Wheeler, was one of America’s greatest physicists. He worked with and taught many of the 20th Centuries most talented scientists (Einstein, Bohr, Feynman). His distinguished lifetime of scientific investigations led him to conclude — many basic aspects of our Universe required conscious observation to bring them into being.

Reality exists in the human mind, and nowhere else…


Your hand can seize today, but not tomorrow; and thoughts of your tomorrow are nothing but desire. Don’t waste this breath, if your heart isn’t crazy, since “the rest of your life” won’t last forever. — Omar Khayyám

This moment will never come again because it never disappears. We live in an ever-unfolding present. With each breath and beat of our hearts, we float atop the flowing currents of here and now. I was looking back at my life recently with some measure of bittersweet melancholy. I longed to sit down beside my three darling children when they were in…


Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like. — LaoZi

Would you like to thrive on change?How are you doing at this moment? Don’t think about yesterday or tomorrow. Think about these ever-flowing present moments. Are you okay? For years, I would greet my students with a typical American — “How’s it goin’?” They would look at me and smile, not certain how to answer. How (positive or negative) is it (Life) going (changing) in the here/now? Reality…


Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.Ralph Waldo Emerson

The pace of life can be overwhelming at times. We live in an era when time is marked down in nanoseconds (billionths of a second). In the past I taught teachers about GPS, and I was often asked — how fast is a nanosecond? One light foot (the time it takes light to travel one foot) equals one nanosecond. Like the good tools they are, many of the nanosecond wonders of 21st Century technology make our lives easier. But being hyper-connected is unhealthy. The human mind needs…


A dollar picked up in the road is more satisfaction to us than the 99 which we had to work for, and the money won at gambling or in the stock market snuggles into our hearts in the same way. Mark Twain

Have you heard about the $2,000,000,000,000 cryptocurrency fueled economic revolution sweeping around the world? For a couple decades, since the Internet first entered people’s homes, there has been talk of electronic payments leading to digital money. That time has come. In 2008, the digital currency bitcoin was created people using the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto. The use of…


I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough? — Vincent Van Gogh

We live in a time of great material abundance. But the haves and the have nots stand on opposite sides of a deep chasm of inequality. Many people focus on the holes in their lives because they internalize commercial media’s portrayals of glittering lifestyles which impoverish their spirits. Snobbish mass media intentionally affects contempt for the seemingly threadbare fabric of day-to-day life in order to push products and relentlessly fuel consumption. But money won’t nourish the soul. What is enough…


The Internet? We are not interested in it.Bill Gates, 1993

My birthday cake given to me by my wonderful students in China. Yes tomatoes are a fruit, and on cakes.

The very first webpage was posted on this August 6, 1991. Computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee posted the “plain vanilla” web page on the servers at CERN where he worked at the time. The computer wizard developed the protocols for HTML, HTTP and URLs which are still the underlying structures of the Web.

A copy of the first web page is still hosted on the CERN website.

You can view it here:

http://info.cern.ch/hypertext/WWW/TheProject.html

Like so many things these days, the “Father of the Web” Berners-Lee recently sold the World…


All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything. — Swami Vivekananda

In Eastern thought, One has the dual meaning of number or quality. The modern concept of mindfulness flows out of the spiritual traditions from both East and West. Mindfulness emphasizes the non-separation of the self from the Oneness of true reality. To become mindful, is to become aware of how our individual selves are interconnected within the Oneness of it All. But, for most, the all-encompassing unity of existence is obscured by individual perceptions and interpretations of reality…

C.E. Wheeler

Writer, Artist. Manifests Positivity. Neotranscendentalist. Spiritual nature. Taoism enthusiast. Editor & Univ. Lecturer in China 12 yrs. Https://cewheeler.art

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