Camillus Chan

Camillus Chan_2 (75)_NameCamillus (陳寓州)was born and raised in Hong Kong. Shortly after finishing secondary school, he moved to the United States. He continued the pursuit of academics in the adopted country and received a bachelor’s degree in science, a master’s in education and juris doctor in law. He started writing a weekly column in 2011 for self-entertainment and to annoy his family and friends.

Being small in stature, he always wanted to learn martial arts to protect himself. So he took classes in those areas and eventually was awarded a black belt in Judo and a brown belt in Jujitsu. Deep inside, he realized that he was given those ranks more because of his grey hair than his physical skills.

His biggest achievement in life is not his collection of school diplomas, nor his belts in martial arts, but his bout with death itself. He suffered a heart problem in October 2014 which left him unconscious and near death for over twenty days. He won that round.

After waking up from surgery, Camillus started to look at the world with a fresh eye. He began to see that it is quite beautiful and there are a lot of good people around. He’s made it his mission for the rest of his life to spread love, good will and kindness among the human kind. If his weekly writing brings a few minutes of entertainment to the reader, he will be a very happy man.

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Geo 101: How big is the US? 
2017年10月    
 
The worst in storms, the best in people 
201710   
 
Life, what life? 
201710    
 
Rocket Man v. Dotard 
20179   
 
Life sucks! 
20179  
 
How to safely make a billion dollars, maybe 
20179  
 
Wake up, honey, time to go to school! 
20179   
 
Word of the week 
20179   
 
Prayer for an Angel and Her Family 
20179   
 
Reader Response to Meaning of Life 
20179     
 
Meaning of Life 
20179    
 
We the People Spoke 
20179     
 
Reader Response to Where Music Takes Them 
20179    
 
The Liar King 
20179   
 
Where Music Takes Them – Chapter 5
20177  
 
Where Music Takes Them – Chapter 4 
20177    
 
Where Music Takes Them – Chapter 3 
20177   
 
Where Music Takes Them – Chapter 2  
20177  
 
Where Music Takes Them – Chapter 1 
20177    
 
I spat in the eye of hate 
20177    
 
What parents, and kids, do 
20177   
 
Bad Jokes, Sad Jokes
20175  
 
Checks and Balances
20175  
 
How not to poison a child’s heart
20175  
 
Reader response to Prayer for Syria
20175  
 
Have we got news for you?
20174  
 
Snark and Heart
20174  
 
Tears for Syria
20174  
 
Fun and Happiness 
20174  
 
In Praise of Rain 
20174  
 
Folks for jokes, or is it jokes for folks? 
20173  
 
Best wishes to a couple of good friends 
20173  
 
Love without borders 
20173   
 
Reader response to the question “Is the so-called president a psychopath?” 
20173 
 
Is the so-called president a psychopath?
20172
 
Loving You 喜欢你
20172
 
One Perhaps Funny Joke and Two Seriously Not So Funny Anecdotes
20172
 
It’s OK to be a Racist Now!
20172
 
Can Housing Inspections be Too Tough?
20171
 
Bad Jokes, Again
20171
 
True Teachers
20171
 
New Year Dissolution
20171
 
Gorgeous Gabor
20171
 
Debts to Live on – and Die in 
201612
 
Magnets 
201612 
 
Thirty-Six and Counting 
201612 
 
Meeting Mother 
201612   
 
Water Spinach and Grabby Grump 
201611   
 
Love and Laugh, Etc. 
201611  
 
The ABC of Initialisms 
201611   
 
Second-Guessing the Second Amendment 
201611   
 
A Fine Example of Democracy – Part II 
201610  
 
A Fine Example of Democracy – Part I 
201610  
 
Talking with Dad
201610  
 
Biennial Health Check
201610 
 
Let’s Lighten Up! 
201610   
 
Pastorship as a Nice Career 
20169  
 
What Neighbors Do 
20169 
 
Parental Love 
20169 
 
Red Beans 
20169  
 
How many do we have to kill? 
20169      
 
The Olympics 
20168     
 
An Open Letter to My Adult Children (and Secretly to My Inner-Self)
20168    
 
Time to Lighten up with some Bad Jokes (Try Anyway) 
20168   
 
All Lives Matter 
20167  
 
Messages after Death 
20167 
 
Rest Well, My Friend 
20167  
 
Reader Response to The Doc Who Got Sick 
20167   
 
The Doc Who Got Sick 
20167  
 
Who would have thunk? 
20166    
 
Hachi, Mimi and a Lady Named Bee 
20166   
 
The First Time I Had … 
20166  
 
Missing You 
20166 
 
The Joy and Jitters of Parenthood 
20165 
 
Ten Reasons You Don’t Like Us – Part II 
20165      
 
Ten Reasons You Don’t Like Us — Part I 
20165     
 
Age Matters 
20164    
 
The Big Chill 
20164   
 
Reader Response to “Military Academies: An Option for College Education” 
20164  
 
Military Academies: An Option for College Education 
20164 
 
Happiness:  It’s Already in You 
20164 
 
Happiness:  Where You From? 
20163
 
Missing Mimi 
20163
 
My Heroes 
20163 
 
Time for Some Bad Mature Jokes 
20163 
 
A Reader Needing Help 
20162 
 
Reader Response to Looking for Valentine 
20162     
 
Looking  for Valentine 
20162    
 
The Positive Potential of Negative Interest 
20162    
 
Look, The Ceiling Is Leaking! 
20161      
 
How Did We End Up Here? 
20161     
 
Labels 
20161    
 
Memory: Bitter and Sweet 
20161     
 
Year 2016! 
20161     
 
Where You From? 
201512    
 
The Fear of Fear 
201512    
 
The Jock and The Poet 
201512   
 
Bucket Lists 
201512  
 
Friendship
201511    
 
Busy Time for High School Seniors – and Their Parents 
201511   
 
Certainty of Life  
201511  
 
Reader Response to Parachute Students  
201511 
 
Parachute Students  
201510    
 
Strained Jokes for an Otherwise Smooth Weekend 
201510   
 
Obama-Care, Tzu-Chi-Care, We All Care  
201510   
 
Reaching out to Strangers  
201510   
 
Those Who Preach and Those Who Practice  
20159  
 
Reader Response to Audacious Act from an Average Government Worker 
20159 
 
Audacious Act from an Average Government Worker 
20159  
 
Fortuities in Religions 
20159  
 
Reader Response to Confession of a Non-Believer 
20158 
 
Confession of a Non-Believer 
20158  
 
A Beautiful Life 
20158 
 
Bad Jokes for a Good Weekend 
20158  
 
What does not interest you can hurt you  
20158 
 
A Dream for Peace  
20157 
 
Did you laugh today? 
20157 
 
An A for a Progress Report 
20157 
 
Two Simple Letters 
20156 
 
Normal to Hate 
20156   
 
Reader Response to Comparing Notes on Pain  
20156  
 
Comparing Notes on Pain  
20156   
 
More Reader Response to Buffalo Killings in Nepal  
20156  
 
Reader Response to Buffalo Killings in Nepal  
20155 
 
Friends  
20155 
 
Feeling Young among Old Friends 
20155 
 
Feelings for People – and Animals 
20155 
 
Mother’s Day is May 10th   
20155 
 
Having a Good Time in Debt  
20154
 
Tax Day 
20154 
 
What Happened to Happiness 
20154 
 
The Equinox
20154
 
What a Dollar Can Do 
20153 
 
Can We Get Along?
20152
 
Reader Response to “When You Are Feeling Down”
20152
 
When You Are Feeling Down
20152
 
Creek in the Woods
20151
 
Reaching out to Touch Someone: Part II
20151
 
Reaching out to Touch Someone: Part I
20151 
 
New Year Resolutions
20151 
 
Conversation with Buddha
201412 
Aging Fast and Furious
201412
 
Confession of a Non-Believer
201412
 
Coping with Love
201412
 
Benefits of a Heart Attack
201411
 
Trip to Heaven
201411
 
A Miracle Drug at an Ungodly Price
201410
 
A Little Giving
201410
 
Happiness
20139
 
Bridge to Yosemite Valley
20139
 
Readers’ Responses to Home Town Buffet and the Chinese Consulate
20139
 
Home Town Buffet and the Chinese Consulate
20138
 
The Aromatic House
20138
 
Facts and Fiction
20138
 
Windmills
20138
 
One Small Class Reunion, Two Blonde Jokes
20137
 
Ode to the Devoted Daughter
20137
 
Mary’s Story (Chapter X)
20137
 
Mary’s Story (Chapter IX)
20137
 
Mary’s Story (Chapter VIII)
20136
 
Mary’s Story (Chapter VII)
20136
 
Mary’s Story (Chapter VI)
20136
 
Mary’s Story (Chapter V)
20136
 
Mary’s Story (Chapter IV)
20136
 
Mary’s Story (Chapter III)
20135
 
Mary’s Story (Chapter II)
20135
 
Mary’s Story (Chapter I)
20135
 
Just Wanted To
20135
 
Charlie and His Inheritance (Part II)
20134
 
Charlie and His Inheritance (Part I)
20134
 
We Are
20134
 
Reader Response to Chelsea’s Story
20134
 
Remembering Mom
20133
 
Meandering Hearts: San Francisco Style (Part VI)
20133
 
Meandering Hearts: San Francisco Style (Part V)
20133
 
Meandering Hearts: San Francisco Style (Part IV)
20133
 
Meandering Hearts: San Francisco Style (Part III)
20133
 
Meandering Hearts: San Francisco Style (Part II)
20132
 
Meandering Hearts: San Francisco Style (Part I)
20132
 
Bad Tenant, Bad Landlord
20132
 
The Engineer and the Guitarist: Part V
20132
 
The Engineer and the Guitarist: Part IV
20131
 
The Engineer and the Guitarist: Part III
20131
 
The Engineer and the Guitarist: Part II
20131
 
The Engineer and the Guitarist: Part I
20131
 
Comforting Thoughts
201212
 
An Unusual Thanksgiving Day: Part II
201212
 
An Unusual Thanksgiving Day: Part I
201212
 
Trip (Part II: China)
201212
 
Trip (Part I: Canada)
201211
 
Response from Readers regarding Diao Yu Tai/Senkaku Islands
201211
 
A Sickly Friend
201211
 
Wah Yan Fair 意中華仁
201211
 
Hate, Hate, I Love to Hate!
201210
 
Response from Readers to The Story of Keiko and Michael
201210
 
A Tale of Three Chans: Two Crooks and A Grocer
201210
 
Michael and Keiko (11, 12 & 13)
201210
 
Michael and Keiko (9 & 10)
20129
 
Michael and Keiko (8)
20129 
 
Michael and Keiko (6 & 7)
20129 
Michael and Keiko (5)
20129
 
Michael and Keiko (4)
20129 
 
Michael and Keiko (2 & 3)
20128  
 
Michael and Keiko (1)
20128 
 
More Donuts: Response from Readers
20128 
 
Story of Song and Sam (Part III)
20127 
 
Story of Song and Sam (Part II)
20127 
 
Story of Song and Sam (Part I)
20127 
 
To Live Is Supreme: Resonance with Yu Juan’s Story
20127 
 
Ms.Yu, this song is for you
20127 
 
A Lost Watch
20126 
 
(Part II) Missing Dad on Father’s Day
20126
 
(Part I) Dreamer versus Dinner 
20126 
Voice from The Past 
20126 
State of the Prostate
20124 
American SAT versus Hong Kong Cert
20124 
Ode to The Settler (老華僑颂)
20124 
The King’s Smiles  
20124 
Ah Chuen
20123 
Picture of Hope
20123