Category Archives: China

Steampunk Hands Around the World 2016 – Favorite Steampunk Memories (part 1)

I’ve been going through a little nostalgia lately… Honestly it started because a lot of things happened last year – some good, some bad. ¬†Most importantly, I lost a family member¬†in the later part of the year. It was a quick and peaceful passing for him and I was glad that was the case. On […]

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Two Posts up!

For Steampunk: Hands Across the World 2014 Two posts went ‘live’ today – Steamed! Blog – has the first of TWO posts that look at Victorian Era Buildings and what they might inspire in a Steampunk Story (Click the image to visit the post) At SteampunkU – A post about how The Victorian Era’s cultural […]

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Get Your Ticket for this Steampunk Panda Express!

My first print published story “Fire in the Sky” was included in EDGE Publishing’s Shanghai Steam. The cover art for this anthology was done by the amazing James Ng! James’ newest painting is “Panda Express” – an adorably fun painting with amazing details that was his way of ‘expressing’ (yes I’m being punny) the idea […]

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Glycyrrhiza Uralensis

Glycyrrhiza uralensis – species of licorice from the Urals a pain-reliever, dilates the blood vessels, and builds up the blood; it settles the stomach and strengthens spleen and lungs; said to have a cooling effect, especially in cases of high fever, and is an important admixture in many composite medications We are NOT recommending using […]

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Glycine Soja – Soy Bean

Glycine Soja – Soy Bean Tou Fu, a soybean curd, has had a reputation as a remedy for jaundice. We are NOT recommending using this herb in any way for any medicinal reason… this blog entry is only for historical research…   ** Chinese Folk Medicine and Acupuncture by: Heinrich Wallnofer and Anna Von Rottauscher […]

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Forsythia suspensa

Forsythia suspensa – Weeping Forsythia Destroys intestinal worms; relieves pain when evacuating the bladder, cures swelling We are NOT recommending using this herb in any way for any medicinal reason… this blog entry is only for historical research…   ** Chinese Folk Medicine and Acupuncture by: Heinrich Wallnofer and Anna Von Rottauscher Bookmark on Delicious […]

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Euphorbia esula – Wolf’s Milk

Euphorbia esula – Leafy Spurge (Wolf’s Milk) Induces evacuation of bowels and bladder; cures the twelve types of dropsy, acute pains, abscesses in the neck or the arm pit, and swollen legs; vasodilator (dilates the blood vessels)   We are NOT recommending using this herb in any way for any medicinal reason… this blog entry […]

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Lunar Year of the Snake

In the coming Lunar Year, beginning February 10, 2013, the animal representing this new year is the SNAKE. Intuition is a sign of this otherwise introspective lot. They may seem refined and collected. Graceful and yet exciting… so many wonderful traits. However, they are not outwardly emotional and may be modest workers. Possessive of their […]

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Shanghai Steam – Announcement!

Shanghai Steam Release date: November, 2012 From ancient China to a future Mars, from the British Empire to the Old West, 19 authors show you worlds with alcoholfuelled dragons, philosophical automatons, and Qi-powered machines both wondrous and strange in tales of vengeance, paper lantern revolutions and flying monks. Shanghai Steam is a unique mashup of […]

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