Monthly Archives: May 2011

Et In Arcadia Ego

So one downside of life in the tropics is mold. The rainy season has come and with it the mold. I open my cupboard to take out a jacket and lo it is covered with white fungus. How did that … Continue reading

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Bullish

I have always liked bulls. On the farm in Scotland there was a bull shed where I was taken as a toddler. A huge – wild eyed – lump of muscle was chained up in there occasionally letting out a … Continue reading

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Awamori

The Okinawa drink is Awamori. It is distilled from long grain Thai rice that has contracted the unique local black koji mold. You drink it cold with ice or to disguise the taste you can mix it with fruit juice … Continue reading

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The moment a little boy is concerned with which is a jay and which is a sparrow, he can no longer see the birds or hear them sing.

Discuss. It is very true that too much bird watching is a dangerous thing. Obsessive attention to detail of beak shape – wing tip color – flight behavior – song – tends to obviate the surrounding loveliness. Not so yesterday … Continue reading

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Butter scorched fish

We go to a  small local restaurant. I order “Butter scorched fish.” The lady comes out with a tray on which are two fish – one respectably sized the other an OTT barracuda thing. For me there is no choice … Continue reading

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Good things come to those who bait

A day’s fishing. This planet is covered with sordid men er or women who demand that he er or she  who spends time fishing shall show returns in fish. We as a group rent a boat and head out onto … Continue reading

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An ass that carries gold and eats thistles.

Golden Week is a big Japanese pause for breath in May. By taking a couple of intervening days vacation you can get 10 days straight no work. Not the case for your correspondent but very much the case for majority … Continue reading

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