Uncle Reggie Story: Gentle Words

URS 柔和的话语 (Dixia翻译) There is a very famous Proverb (26:4), “a soft answer turns away wrath,” applicable to many communication situations. Surprisingly, many leaders do not learn this lesson early enough in their leadership careers. When they give quick sharp answers to others, they instantly run into problems they have thoughtlessly created for themselves. By nature, my instinctive responses in…

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Uncle Reggie Story: I love boards (2): From ward rounds to boards
曾叔叔讲故事:我爱理事会(第二部):从查房到理事会
(Andy/dz 翻译)

Continued from I love Boards (1) …….      从“我爱理事会(第一部)”继续讲…… Boards remind me of the charming but hugely effective exercise known as “medical ward rounds,” when the young resident doctor is questioned and challenged, during presentations to his professor(s), and a team of say 10 colleagues and nurses. While he might display his “brilliance,” as he “presents” his patient’s problem and potential…

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Uncle Reggie Story: I love boards (1): “Everyone should have a board”
曾叔叔讲故事:我爱理事会(第一部):“每个人都应该有一个理事会”

You might not know that I have “three unusual loves.” 1) I love to meet with younger people over coffee chats. 2) When I was an active pediatric professor, I loved the charm of “ward rounds,” advising young doctors about their patients. And 3) I love “advisory boards.” How do these three, seemingly different, “loves” tie together? Americans overuse the…

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3 Minute Coffee with Uncle Reggie: Yunnan grit and courage:
Adam transcends his paralysis. Part 2
与曾叔叔喝咖啡闲聊三分钟:云南的毅力与勇气:武子祥超越瘫痪。第二部

We continue the dramatic story of Adam (Wu Zixiang 武子祥)from Yunnan, and how he transcended his childhood paralysis. 我们继续讲来自云南的武子祥和他的戏剧性故事:他如何超越了儿童时期患的瘫痪。  Lonely, difficult days. When Adam was growing up, there were many lonely days. He couldn't travel easily, so he depended mostly on friends coming to visit. He wished for a close friend he could freely talk with. Everyone needs a close…

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Coffee with Uncle Reggie: Where is Cincinnati?
与曾叔叔喝咖啡闲聊 : 辛辛那提在哪?
(权克明 翻译)

Over the years, many people I first met in the American academic world assumed I was from California, since Asian Americans seemed to predominate from that part of the country. So they are surprised when I say "I’m from Cincinnati.” 多年来,我在美国学术界第一次遇到的人,有许多都认为我是来自加利福尼亚,因为亚裔美国人似乎主要是来自该国的那个地区。所以当我说 “我来自辛辛那提",他们就很惊讶。 After my arrival in the US, I worked as a pediatric resident in Chicago at the Michael Reese…

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Coffee with UR: The Joys of Deep Fried Bees Versus Smoking
与曾叔叔喝咖啡闲聊 : 油炸蜜蜂的乐趣与抽菸
(林行易 翻译)

Fried bees is a particular food specialty of many mountain towns in Yunnan. To be precise, actually, it is deep fried, baby bee or embryonic larva. To make it more vivid, one can see the originals squirming in their flat pancake-like beehives on the streets, during fall harvest season. These wild bees are collected by farmers from the mountains, and…

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