Monthly Archives: November 2013

Shaking All Over

One of the most pleasurable of all decisions is the decision that you really are too sick to go to work. I have much guilt about sickness engendered by my years at boarding school. Skiving off was the worst of … Continue reading

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Seán Ó Duibhir a’ Ghleanna

So I have to write about this.  Ireland play New Zealand at rugby. I have always watched rugby. As soon as we had a television some time in the 60s, my Father would sit us down in front of it to … Continue reading

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Big Red Redux

Poor Big Red has been much neglected over the Summer. Neglecting a bike in Okinawa is particularly cruel as moth and rust really corrupts over here er especially rust. Anyway I gave her a good curry combing and feed of … Continue reading

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Further On Down The Road

So I get back to Okinawa and go to work. It is Friday and I hit a wall of exhaustion and slope off during the early afternoon. Alack, the wonderful Tsuha san is cleaning my house so I cannot go … Continue reading

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C’est Comme Ça

I like Montreal. We are given a tour of the city that includes a subway station and a bagel shop. Not terribly impressive you might say but the guide and everyone associated were so glowingly  proud of their city that  … Continue reading

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All Things Counter, Original, Spare, Strange;

So I like it both ways. Flying on Japanese airlines, which for me tends to be ANA, you get impeccable service. The flight attendants are young, exquisite, totally attentive and smilingly demure. Flying American airlines , which for me tends … Continue reading

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Je Ne Veux Pas T’Abandonner, Mon Bébé

As I go to the airport I have to stop to photograph the latest Okinawan glory. It is a waxy, purplish,vine thing that has er burst into flower like partout. It is the middle of November. I have always thought … Continue reading

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