Monthly Archives: February 2018

Carolan’s Concerto

We organize a Gala Concert to celebrate Jonathan’s years as President. The concept is to have lots of different pieces including ones from each of the countries from which the students who will graduate tomorrow, come. In between music, people … Continue reading

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Long Strange Trip

After the festivities, of which more later, I set off on Sunday to San Francisco. First leg is Okinawa to Narita. It is an unusual flight as the passengers are a mix of young US military and Nobel prizewinners returning … Continue reading

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Is it Like this Everywhere?

Asked yesterday what I did not like about Japan, I had to think hard. I could only come up with: ATMs close at 6:00pm Post Offices and Banks closed at the weekend Way, way too much packaging, especially plastic bags. … Continue reading

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Engine Parts I Can Restore, my Liver I Cannot

This is what my friend Kiyuna san told me this morning. How true. We were going through the parts list for the overhaul of the engine. He is a lot of fun and seems determined not to waste money by … Continue reading

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Why I Like Japan

So, I have to print a document but do not have a printer. I do not want to buy a printer because I am very poor and you only use them once in a month of Sundays. Naoko tells me … Continue reading

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Which is not Tomb Enough and Continent to Hide the Slain?

I lunch with Jonathan and Renee, who are here for the Graduation Ceremony. Next I go for a ramble down by the sea in front of where I live. It is a truly wonderful day, bright sunny and not too … Continue reading

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Gadwall

I have to spend the day at the university. There are matters unsettled that I have to contribute to. Yay, the lake in front of the university has attracted duck that I have never seen before in Okinawa. I love … Continue reading

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