Monthly Archives: December 2017

Committed

I always remember the terrible shock when I spied hundreds of men, squadrons of concrete trucks, cohorts of diggers, starting work on the LHC. Having spent some 10 years involved in the negotiations on funding plans and political support, all … Continue reading

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Ah Yes

My colleagues organize a farewell BBQ on Saturday, which turns out to be the coldest, and most dreich day of the year. Onna gives me a beautiful Awamori flask. I am very touched. We have to move inside cos it … Continue reading

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Harry Has Bought Me Out

He has bought the Scaffie, the trailer, the Tophatsu and the truckette: all the things I love. Lots of good times with that boat – more good times to come with next boat, whose name is Kanusha. I asked Naoko … Continue reading

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Nearer and Nearer Draws the Time the Time that shall Surely be, When the Earth shall be filled with the Glory of God as the Waters Cover the Sea.

The same can be said about my retirement date. There is a flurry of things to do. However I would like to thank folks whom I have worked with in this last week of my life of travail. We have … Continue reading

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They Also Serve Who Only Stand and Wait

La Truckette spends a lot of time standing and waiting. Of late, she has demonstrated her valor. As I negotiate the change of life, she plays a critical role. Today I have to pick up the fridge and washing machine … Continue reading

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Junket

Things start to get serious. I have to get rid of lots of junk that has been gathering around the house or  rotting on the deck. Okinawa is not kind to stuff. Everything rots and corrodes at very high speed. … Continue reading

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No Risk, No Fun

So I have doubtless done a very stupid thing but, as I have probably mentioned before, no risk, no fun.  The safe option, the trip carefully planned, the ferry booked in advance,  leads to each adventure being reduced to frantically … Continue reading

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