Shui Hu Chuan (Water Margin) is an early Chinese novel that was banned – essentially just for being a novel. It is still quite popular despite being something that the current little emperor would not approve of.

In a little while my side kicks and I will head over the mountain to experience all the wonders of the civilized world. Huh? The beans in the featured photo — all but one — came from Pearl Buck but one from Tu Fu. If you ever doubt that nature is a clock, think about […]

Shui Hu Chuan and the Scarlet Emperor Beans — Women’s Wilderness Legend, Waterproof