Monthly Archives: June 2015

Auntie Margie

So, farewell Auntie Margie, such a presence in the last 63 years of my life. You were 94 on passing, a fine age even in Okinawa, an isle known for the longevity of its inhabitants. The Okinawans are big on … Continue reading

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Ausweis

In the preceding weeks I have felt a bit vulnerable as a result of my lack of documents. I would hate to be an illegal immigrant; my heart goes out to you guys. My Green Card seemed to have slipped … Continue reading

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Some Like It Hot

So, today was the Maeganeku Harii Race at Maeganeku Fish Port – such fun but hot fun. Crews race up and down the harbor. People hang out drinking Orion beer, eating Ikkasumi, which is black squid soup. This soup stains … Continue reading

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Out and About

The Hare bell chases away the rainy season you know. This is the time for the Hari Krishna boat races, https://quietripple.wordpress.com/2011/06/05/hare-krishna-hare-krishna-krishna-krishna-hare-hare-hare-rama-hare-rama-rama-rama-hare-hare/ I am too old, too fat, too infirm, too busy to compete. It irks me. However there is no doubt that … Continue reading

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Chorba

In my youth I spent 2 years and some in Algeria. There, I ate Algerian food  because there was nothing else.  Also, there were no telephones, no internet, no nothing. So I lived like an Algerian, without the praying. Now … Continue reading

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Spanish Pete

Sunday morning is grey and generally uninspiring however I am determined to take the boat out. There is very little wind and I imagine a little cruise around the lagoon for an hour or so. It is of course very … Continue reading

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Tranquility

Not much to say really; a combination of work and rainy season has muted the adventure volume. However a great sense of tranquility has descended on the shore. The tide is, yo, Tancha crew, like, totally, far out. The Scaffie, … Continue reading

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