Monthly Archives: October 2017

Goodbye to All That

I do not think that I have mentioned that I will retire as of December 31. This has advantages and disadvantages. I think the most tragic repercussion is that I will never fly Business class on ANA again. I am … Continue reading

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Good Samaritans

Riding the bus in San Francisco is an insight into socio/politico/economic stuff. Basically poor people take the bus. Nearly everyone has a bus pass that they press against a sensor but I, being a Gaijin, have to pay cash into … Continue reading

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Heavy Hitters

I get up and go to the university to listen to Steve Chu talk about energy. He is very good. When asked about fusion, he say, “In the past fusion scientists always said that fusion was only 40 years away. … Continue reading

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Almost

So, we almost had a typhoon. We have not had a real one for over 2 years. This annoys me as I love the hunkered down in outrageous weather, drinking beer and watching old movies that typhoons bring with them. … Continue reading

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Local Area Network

Typhoon Local Area Network or LAN for short is on its way. I do not think it will be a real typhoon like we used to get when I was a boy but probably a significant blow. You may remember … Continue reading

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The Chisholm Trail

An important support in my ‘Norfolk Gypsy sails the Ryukyus’ fantasy is a boat trailer. I need a trailer for the boat to sit on. I have failed for the last six months to find anything better than a wheel … Continue reading

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From an Antique Land

Cashmore continues his Asian tour by playing a couple of gigs at OIST. These straddle a weekend and another Japanese National holiday. We have time to frolic. After a very dramatic sail with much potential drowning, We console ourselves at … Continue reading

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