Monthly Archives: March 2012

Padraig

March 17 is St Patrick’s Day. This is a festival that never really swum into my ken until I went to California. There it is big time with green beer, green grass, green whatever. The American influence has made it … Continue reading

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In the Court of the Crimson King

How all occasions do inform against me to speed/spur? my dull colonoscopy.  People have been telling me to have one for years but I never got around to it.  Today I did. The preparation start the night before when you … Continue reading

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Lazy Sunday Afternoon and Remembrance and I think a can of Silvo should stand as the Republican candidate for the upcoming presidential election.

Sunday turns out to be cold windy and just perfect for doing nothing. When I say doing nothing this is actually far from the truth. Just nothing that is usually acknowledged as doing something. The first thing I do is … Continue reading

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Americana

As you all know Okinawa was essentially an American colony from 1945 – 1974 when it was handed back to  Japan. During that period a lifestyle evolved that reminds me of the ‘pied noir’ culture in Algeria – ruling rich … Continue reading

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From the Sweat Of My Hand

World Famous Photographer Satoru san comes to stay. We go to a fantastic restaurant. We sit on the floor and to my growing amazement I can now do this pretty well.  Misa san comes too. The food is truly wonderful. … Continue reading

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Akela, we’ll do our best

Here is a nice article in a nice and very influential publication. http://chronicle.com/article/A-Science-Institute-in-Okinawa/131025/?key=SW17KFdhMXZAZ3pkNDdAYTcAOCc7YhpyZCYaOiwnblFQFg%3D%3D The old wolf has not yet missed his buck.

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Fossil Frolics

A learned colleague has a enviable collection of fossilized shells in his office. He tells me where to go to find them. It sounds very easy. You go to a certain beach on a remote island on the East coast … Continue reading

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