Monthly Archives: March 2014

The Marine Quarterly

So, the longer I live in Okinawa the smaller is the granularity of my observation. All the most noticeable stuff, I have noticed. The result is that my posts become more personal and lacking in drama. So here is another … Continue reading

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He Who Pays the Piper

Incredible though it may seem, people give me money to pay the flute. Japan is a very strange country. Yesterday we played at a shopping mall. Anyway there is something very different ¬†having used bills shoved in your hands to … Continue reading

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The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.

Yea,even so. This post is really for me so I will be able to recall the amazing blooms of my Brugmansia trees, so do not feel obliged to read on. I have 3 Brugmansia in my secret garden, two of … Continue reading

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Jesus and Mary Chain

Yesterday was busy. We had Open Campus at the university. Over 5000 folks came to visit. I rush out to complete purchase of truck – see previous post. Then down to Naha to celebrate an early St Patricks. We play … Continue reading

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Louis Pasteur

The best cure for rabies is to buy a truck. I remember seeing this in a TV program in the 1960s about Louis Pasteur. Lo it is true as I took delivery of my Daihatsu¬†HiJet this morning and I have … Continue reading

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Rabies

Rabies is endemic in the Calder family. In my case, it recurs every 2 or 3 years and I have to chain myself to the radiator until it passes. I have it now and do not feel well. However I … Continue reading

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Sowing Tares

I cannot adjust to the growing cycle in Okinawa. Now is harvest time for stuff like potatoes and cabbage, also for sugar cane. There seems to be two ways of harvesting sugar cane, the easy way and the hard way. … Continue reading

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