Saturday, December 14, 2013

The Blue Tree


She was angry with me,
She made her lover insult me.
She was jealous of what I do,
She complained it seriously, to many of you.
She kept the madness and fears,
She allowed the wrath to grow.
I showered her blue tree with tolerance and smiles,
And sent forgiveness to her deceitful wiles.
But the blue tree keeps growing,
Things don't look glory or glowing.
She beholds the harmful tree shine,
I'm glad the tree is NOT mine.
Then into the garden stole,
When the evening has masked the pole,
I'm pleased to see,
I have outstretched beneath this blue tree.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Beauty And The Geek by Joe Fazio


For the first time in thirty years, I saw her at the
local market. My heart skipped a beat. Back then,
she was a beauty and I a geek.

She never pay much attention to me.
Now I was considered 'a catch.'
I wish I knew then, what I know now.

Looking at her, I wanted to go back and recapture those
precious moments of youth. How was I gonna do that?
I can't? God, If I only could.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

23rd Monte Jade Annual Conference: Game Changers In Business And Technology09/28/2013 - 09/28/2013


23rd Monte Jade Annual Conference: Game Changers in Business and Technology
                            23屆美西玉山協會年會: 科技與產業的新典範

Event Date: Saturday, September 28, 2013
Time: Afternoon Program 1:00pm-6:45pm; Dinner Banquet 6:45pm-11:00pm
Location: Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95054
Cost: Afternoon program is free, please register in advance; Individual dinner ticket: $100 for memeber; $120 for non-member
Keynote: Cedric Lam - Tech Lead- Google Fiber, Google
Moderator: Stephanie Chuang - On Air Reporter - NBC Bay Area

Panel 1. M&A Trends in US and China
Moderator: Kerry Smith - Partner - Montgomery & Hansen, LLP
- John Moriarty - Managing Director - RW Baird
- Christopher Cooper - Partner - Deloitte & Touche LLP
- Ting Louie - Senior Director - NASDAQ Private Market (sharespost & Nasdaq JV)
- Edward Lambert - Senior Vice President - Bridge Bank
- Dan Hansen - Parter - Montgomery & Hansen, LLP
Panel 2. Healthcare and Technology: A New Era of Digital
Moderator: Chu Chang - Former Vice President, International - Asia Pacific at Genomic Health
- Anil Sethi - Founder, CEO - Gliimpse
- Darren Schulte - MD, MPP - President - Apixio
- Matthew Douglass -Technical Co-Founder and VP of Platform - Practice Fusion
Panel 3. Leaning In: How Women Leaders Have Adopted a Variation of ‘Lean In’ to Rise
Moderator: Carol Carpenter, Chief Marketing Officer - ClearSlide
- Monica Hein - Vice President - Enterprise Transformation - IBM
- Susan S. Wang - Board of Directors - Cirrus Logic, Nektar Therapeutics, Premier, Inc.
- Joy Chen - Chief Executive Officer - Yes To, Inc.
- Erica Peng - Leadership and Organization Development Consultant and Coach
Evening Keynote: Andrew Cherng - Founder, Chairman, and Co-CEO - Panda Restaurant Group Inc.
Entertainment: Silicon Valley Band
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Sunday, September 8, 2013

Mr. Morton Schapiro and His Lengacy....Nu, UPENN, NSC, Hofstra University

Mr. Morton O. Schapiro serves as the President of Northwestern University. Mr. Schapiro served as the President of Williams College since 2000. From 1994 to 2000, he served as Dean of the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California and from 1999 to 2000, he also served as the University's Vice President for planning. He served as Chairman of Department of Economics of University of Southern California from 1991 to 1994. He has been a Director of Marsh & Mclennan Companies Inc. since 2002. He serves as a Trustee of, Inc. He serves as a Trustee of The WM Group of Funds, a management subsidiary of Washington Mutual Bank. He is also a trustee of the Williamstown Theater Festival and the Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute, the College Board, the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art and Hillel. He received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Hofstra University and his doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania.

Morton Schapiro was named the 16th president of Northwestern University on December 16, 2008, and he began his term on September 1, 2009. He is a Professor of Economics in Northwestern's Judd A. and Marjorie Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences and also holds appointments in Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management and School of Education and Social Policy.

President Schapiro is among the nation's leading authorities on the economics of higher education, with particular expertise in the area of college financing and affordability and on trends in educational costs and student aid. He has testified before U.S. Senate and House committees on economic and educational issues and is widely quoted in the national media on those issues. In 2010, President Schapiro was elected as a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation's oldest and most prestigious honorary societies.

President Schapiro previously was president of Williams College from 2000 to 2009. Earlier he had served as a member of the Williams College faculty from 1980 to 1991, as Professor of Economics and as Assistant Provost. In 1991 he went to the University of Southern California where he served as Chair of the Department of Economics until 1994 and then as Dean of the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences until 2000. During his last two years as Dean, he also served as the University's Vice President for Planning.

President Schapiro has written more than 100 articles and five books, and he has edited two others, most with his longtime co-author Michael McPherson. These include: The Student Aid Game: Meeting Need and Rewarding Talent in American Higher Education (Princeton University Press 1998); Paying the Piper: Productivity, Incentives and Financing in Higher Education (also with Gordon Winston, University of Michigan Press 1993) and Keeping College Affordable: Government and Educational Opportunity (Brookings 1991), plus two recent edited volumes College Success: What It Means and How to Make It Happen (College Board 2008) and College Access: Opportunity or Privilege? (College Board 2006).

President Schapiro has received research grants and contracts from the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, the World Bank, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, the College Board, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and other groups to study the economics of higher education and related topics.
He received his bachelor's degree in economics from Hofstra University and his doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania.

President Schapiro and his wife Mimi have three children: Matt, Alissa and Rachel.


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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Nature © Linda Storm

I watch the waves crash in, breaking on the shore
All their anger dispensed on the oceans floor
I look at the sky so blue, sun shining so bright
Spreading heat and happiness with its blinding light
Long blades of grass swaying in the gentle breeze
Dancing in rhythm with so much ease
Look up at the trees hearing the singing of the birds
Happily chirping singing at ease without words
Sitting here holding my knees to my chest
Watching and hearing nature at it s best
I ponder how Nature could get it so right
When we have let Natures lessons get so out of sight
We hold our anger, let our happiness slip away
Making our survival a struggle each and every day
We have forgotten the little things that mean so much
Like the laughter, the freedom, and someone’s loving touch
If only I could make people stop, watch and listen to Natures tale
We could all sit back happily and our world would not be so frail
In each others existence in harmony we could all survive
I’m sure like the sun, wind, tree, and birds our lives we could revive
If only we let nature take its course in each and every one of us each day and night
As I sit and ponder how Nature got it so right and we lost all sight.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

A Fragment of Rainbow

A fragment of rainbow
is cut and falls onto clouds,
Wind kisses it,
Warm and juicy,
Wind gathers clouds,
Snowy and bouncy,
The fragment of rainbow
loses support,
and drops down on top of trees,
Wind snakes down and makes the chase,
the trees shake their heads,
with a fragment of rainbow
flying like birds

Saturday, July 13, 2013

It Rains quietly posted on July 5, 2013 on Poetry by ©Mohana Das 27th July, 2011 (Siliguri)

It rains quietly, nightlong,
Upon the grey city,
Where headlights wink
Past stoned traffic lights,
Kicking up histories from the Mahananda’s throat,
Rough like art on handmade paper.
Anxiety reigns insomniac eyes
Threading voices round false faces
On which stoic memories trip
Full to the lips with local beer.
Watery feet open the regular ball
On tear-stained asphalt that sparkles,
With little raindrops sliding down asbestos roofs –
their million sighs hushed brutally.
Lullabies whimper,
Assailed by dreams
that wash neon flashes with insolent stares,
From cracked truck mirrors,
Pirouetting past lawless pubs,
While it rains quietly, nightlong.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Murphy Oil Company (Oil=Shi You)

Murphy Oil Corporation (Spring-dale, Arkansas)
is an international oil and gas company
through various operating subsidiaries.
The Company produces oil and natural gas
in America, Canada, the United Kingdom, Malaysia,
and Republic of the Congo...
Murphy Oil INC. operates a network
of 6 Company-owned terminals, providing
fuel supply to our retail network in 23 states.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Take Me Out To The Play Scape By Shenan McFeeley

Take me out to the play scape,
Take me out to the kids.
Buy me some math and treats out there.
Yes 60 years of excellence.
Let's sing and dance and run around,
It's the best school we've found.
It's great, great fun to laugh, exercise,  and frown,
I don't think it will ever fall down.,