Author Archives: Kung Fu Zu


David Rockefeller, R.I.P.

Kunk Fu Zoby Kung Fu Zu3/20/17
It has been reported that David Rockefeller, the last surviving grandchild of John D. Rockefeller, died today at the age of 101. I never met Mr. Rockefeller, but did run into him in 1989. More » • (168 views)

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“Adagio for Strings” by Samuel Barber

Kunk Fu Zoby Kung Fu Zu3/2/17
The video below is a recording of Samuel Barber’s “Adagio for Strings”, perhaps the most beautiful piece of music ever written. If it is true that one can have a religious experience through music, this is a composition which was composed for such a purpose. More » • (324 views)

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The Lord Works in Mysterious Ways

Kunk Fu Zoby Kung Fu Zu2/1/17
Sometimes, life pitches us a hanging curve ball, which we knock out of the park. One summer, I must have been thirteen or fourteen years old, our church had scheduled a series of sermons and wanted to get the word out. More » • (333 views)

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Fortune Favors the Prepared Mind

Kunk Fu Zoby Kung Fu Zu11/30/16
After returning to America, my family and I were for years devoted viewers of the game show, “Wheel of Fortune.” Almost every week day evening at 5:00 you would find us sitting in front of our TV listening to Pat Sejak ad lib and watch Vanna White touch blank rectangles More » • (376 views)

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Am I My Brother’s Keeper?

Kunk Fu Zoby Kung Fu Zu11/7/16
“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”-Aesop  •  Friday nights, we often eat Chinese food at a cafeteria located in a local Asian grocery store. The food is generally better than that one finds in most so-called Chinese restaurants here and the prices are much lower. More » • (320 views)

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Book Review: Truman

Kunk Fu Zoby Kung Fu Zu10/26/16
By David McCullough •  After finishing this biography, I searched the book in vain for the photo of Truman walking on water. Not finding one, I went back and looked for one in which he had wings and a halo. Again, I was disappointed. More » • (264 views)

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The Year the Frogs Took Over

by Kung Fu Zu10/14/16
On this date in A.D. 1066, i.e. 950 years ago, one of the most important battles in history took place. We know it as “The Battle of Hastings” although it took place some miles from Hastings in a town which is appropriately called “Battle.” The towering opponents in this duel were the Norman Duke William (called “the Bastard” as he was the illegitimate son of a Norman Duke) and King Harold Godwinson, who had been an Anglo-Saxon Earl. More » • (636 views)

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Cable Series Review: Murder Must Advertise

Kunk Fu Zoby Kung Fu Zu9/19/16
A BBC Drama Mini-Series  •  It is the summer of 1933 and London is hot. A young man falls down the spiral staircase in Pym’s Advertising Agency and breaks his neck. His replacement Mr. Bredon, personally hired by Mr. Pym, shows up rather more quickly than is considered tasteful. More » • (203 views)

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A Day at the Office

Kunk Fu Zoby Kung Fu Zu9/16/16
My morning has become, I fear, typical of the American situation. In late July, I went to the website of a large internet retailer whose name starts with the letter between A and A and signed up for a free 30 day trial of it’s “Prime” package. More » • (670 views)

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Vote Trump. He’s our Hillary.

Kunk Fu Zoby Kung Fu Zu9/14/16
The Donald’s latest bribe to a particular constituency comes in his “Child Care Plan” which he officially proposed yesterday. Females are his target. The most controversial aspect of this proposal is the federal government guarantee that every new mother receive 6 weeks paid maternity leave. More » • (491 views)

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It Doesn’t Take a Saint

Kunk Fu Zoby Kung Fu Zu9/3/16
There has been a spirited discussion at ST regarding the propensity displayed by many “conservatives” to talk a good game instead of actually doing something to make the world a better place. More » • (701 views)

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Some Hard Truths or Bye Bye America

Kunk Fu Zoby Kung Fu Zu8/31/16
I would like to give you, dear reader, some revealing statistics which bear directly upon the future of the United States of America. More » • (794 views)

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Cult of Trump

Kunk Fu Zoby Kung Fu Zu3/26/16
The American political system is deathly ill. And although Donald Trump is not responsible for the sickness, his campaign is an unmistakable sign of national degeneration. It is a cancerous carbuncle which has finally surfaced due to the years of untreated corruption in the body politic. More » • (1878 views)

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Carson Shows His True Colors

Kunk Fu Zoby Kung Fu Zu3/11/16
Dr. Ben Carson has come out and endorsed Donald Trump. I had long suspected the good Dr. was something of a phony and unserious candidate, but this action confirms it. More » • (993 views)

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Questions to the Editor

InterviewA StubbornThings Interview by Kung Fu Zu1/20/16
I sometimes tire of the standard 800 word article in which the writer has to concentrate on one subject and pack important thoughts into two pages. I was therefore pleased to read Brad’s interview of Bruce Price on his views about education. More » • (689 views)

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