Monthly Archives: November 2014

Slow, Soft, Silver, Saturday

It is late November on Okinawa. It is Saturday and it is a very soft day. There is no wind. There is a gentle drizzle. The sea is motionless and a feeling of calm abides. I have been entrusted with … Continue reading

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Alas Poor Buster! I Knew Him, Horatio

So poor Buster,  a cat of  infinite jest, of most excellent fancy; I  have borne him on my back a thousand times, has gone to the happy hunting grounds. He lived in London with Ian and Ann. Well,  I now have a … Continue reading

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Fish Supper

After 2 days of meetings, one in an underground bunker with no windows. I break out into the suburbs of Perth again. I take the number 37 bus to Belmont where there is a session of Irish music at Belvideres. http://www.belvideres.com.au/ … Continue reading

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Misprint

So for weeks I have been trembling with anticipation. Part of the program for Perth was a sailing trip on the Swan River organized by the Royal Perth Sailing Club.  When the great day came I am told that there … Continue reading

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The Sandaled Assassin

You may remember my joy when Cobb swam into view. https://quietripple.wordpress.com/2012/10/31/cobb/ Well, moth and rust doth corrupt and after 2 years of Okinawan heat, salt, exposure and constant use, I need another. They are unbuyable in Japan. I am very excited … Continue reading

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A Finger in My Ear

Time of arrival in a new city is important. Normally you cannot check into a hotel until 2:00 so if you arrive at 5:00 am, as I did in Perth, you have to find somewhere to lie down for nine … Continue reading

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So today we celebrated our 3rd birthday as a real Graduate University. A lot has been achieved and rightly we celebrate with food and acts. 600 people came to have fun. It poured all morning but just as we were … Continue reading

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