Washington Post, December 25, 2009 on page A24, Editorial:
"The sun is shining, the grass is green; The Orange and palm trees sway. There's never been such a day, in Beverly Hills, L.A. But it's December the 24th, And I am longing to be up North..." I recollect the Big Red Lamp Shades in Beverely Hills.
Well, I was teaching in Hollywood,L.A., California from 1958-196l, at the RAND Corporation from 1964-1965 and headed to Maryland re a project for the National Science Foundation in 1965-1966 and resumed my teaching career since 1966 to October 31, 2009. However, I taught in Grand Rapids, Michigan from 1961-1964.
The Obamas begin holiday in Hawaii. I remember I was in L.A. in 1951 and met folks from Hawaii to cultivate friendship with Police Chief Dan Liu of Honolulu, Hawaii who granted me the title of Honorary citizen in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1969. Chief Dan was with the Police Department since 1948 and as the Chief for more than two decades. A movie was dedicated to him with John Wayne in "Big Jim Mclain." in 1952.
In 2009, cheer instead of gloom and doom - Feeling a bit of optimism from the strengthening economy, consumers were more willing to spend to boost the consumption sector 2/3 of GDP.
Francis Shieh aka Xie Shihao on Christmas Day, December 25, 2009 at 9.16 a.m.