Kung Hei Fat Choy – and UFOs

Kung Hei Fat Choy – Happy Niu Year – the Year of the Ox. (Niu is Ox – so apparently, this year, every one is wishing each other the equivalent of Happy Gnu Year in bad puns. A gnu, as you know, is a horse, designed by a committee. No gnus is good gnus, I suppose.) Yes, this is the new year on the chinese calendar, and being based on the Lunar cycle, shifts around from year to year. Those of us in the west are largely fascinated with the idea of a cycle of years that are associated with …