While in Hawaii on a writing retreat, in a small shop, Yunrou discovers a pair of neolithic shamans in the guise of small stone statuettes. They come from the ancient Chinese culture of the Sanxingdui (Sahn-shing-dway) – the very topic of which is the subject of Yunrou’s writing. Coincidence? Isn’t it marvelous the way the world works sometimes?

Welcome to the Forbidden Rice Podcast, an ongoing series of talks in which I don rose-colored glasses and address subjects that can be sticky, gritty, and challenging. I hope what I say will help you keep your highest ideals in mind all the time, shoot for the stars, make the world a better place, and to be true to your deepest self.

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