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July 5, 2019

I wrote this and then didn't post it. Thought I'd gotten it out of my system by writing it. But given the events of the last few days I decided to put it out there ...

I am so glad the 4th of July is over. The parades are done. The booms and bangs that have terrified my...

May 13, 2018

Today is a weird day …

It's totally dreary ... cool and rainy.

I figure a picture of my the bleeding hearts in my garden is appropriate for the day.

That's how I feel.

It's just after noon.

I’ve got my boarding pass printed.

I’m essentially packed except for all those last...

July 8, 2016

I wrote this and then didn't post it. Thought I'd gotten it out of my system by writing it. But given the events of the last few days I decided to put it out there ...

I am so glad the 4th of July is over. The parades are done. The booms and bangs that have terrified my...

May 20, 2016

I love my camera. A couple years ago I bought this wonderful zoom lens (18 to 250). Very practical for traveling about where I want to take both landscape shots and close ups. Well ... yesterday ... something locked up in the lens. Now ... it is constantly zoomed in. I...

May 14, 2016

It’s been a quiet couple of days. No major excursions. Just spending time with Shoko. Daily life.

 

Much of Shoko’s daily life these days involves taking care of her mother. Making meals. Helping her dress. Doing laundry. Because of my visit, Okaasan has graciously agree...

May 11, 2016

Yesterday I had a day mostly to myself. I started off with "big sized" coffee, egg and toast at the usual place then went to the Kobe Nunobiki Herb Garden. That involved climbing lots and lots of steps just to get to the boarding point for the cable car that would take...

May 9, 2016

So in the middle of a sleepless night I start reflecting on spending “Mother’s Day” or Haha no Hi in Japan. It’s not a big holiday here but you can find candy and sweets in beautiful packages that have cards that say things like, “For the Wonderful Mother” or “Thank yo...

May 6, 2016

TADAIMA … the Japanese for “I’m home!” and it sure feels that way. It felt so natural getting on the train to TobuDoubutsuKouen … wonderful to have Yuki pick me up at the station with an 8 year old Naoya(!) in the car. Naoya escorting me from the car with an umbrella h...

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Where am I now?

A selfie in my apartment

in Minato-ku, Tokyo

 

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