Monthly Archives: September 2013

Got My Chips Cashed In

When at Stanford, I made the acquaintance of a ranching family who had kept cattle and horses on some of the huge swaths of land bought by Leland Stanford. They had been ranching for generations and they probably were there … Continue reading

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The Road to Dundee

This is Andy Stewart singing the Road to Dundee, which has nothing to do with this post. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtltT7K_-pI I do however drive to work every morning on a road and I have become increasingly entranced by the flowerpower. All the … Continue reading

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60 Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

One drawback of my boat is that it is difficult to get back into. Being very light, any attempt to mount from the side simply turns the boat over on top of you. I can just about mount over the … Continue reading

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Swamped

Topher and I go diving too late. We arrive at 6:00 at a beach whereupon the boat is swamped by the er waves. We wisely decide not to wander into the rough sea to go scuba in the dark cos … Continue reading

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Respect the Aged

“On Monday we have a holiday because of the Respect for the Aged Day. The purpose of the holiday is self-explanatory; it is to respect the elderly and to celebrate longevity. In Japan, the influence of Confucianism from the ancient … Continue reading

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Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor, nor should life rest on a single hope.

There is a cuddly sort of typhoon passing North of Okinawa at the moment. Nothing too dramatic but enough to cause choppiness in the waters of the lagoon. My boat frets at anchor. However, I worry not as she is well … Continue reading

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The Murdering Canons Roar

Following the failure of Sea, Sex and Sun, I look elsewhere for gratification. Of course I find it at Okinawa Boot Sales in the form of an underwater camera. I had one before but it was really poor and finally … Continue reading

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