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Eating My Way to San Francisco

The night before I leave, we go to the local izakaya. I then eat my way across the Pacific in United Airlines business. All of this eating took place in less than 24 hours! Well, you do gain a day … Continue reading

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Gimme Shelter

Another typhoon passes by. Luckily the worst and it seems to be bad, goes well North of Okinawa. Notwithstanding, there is a lot of wind and rain. Lots of birds shelter from the wind. Tim and Mary are leaving and … Continue reading

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Off the Rails

Title plagiarized from Tim Hunt. A bunch of us head North on the kind invitation of Ichiro san and Tomomi san. I drive up very slowly and delight in the van loads of election canvassers who wave at everyone wearing … Continue reading

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Ou Sont les Neiges D’Antan?

So, a much vaunted typhoon pays a call. It blustered and rained a lot but not a real typhoon. Typhoons ain’t what they used to be. However we were told to stay inside, which resulted in 3 days of non … Continue reading

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The Boy Stood on the Burning Deck

It continues to be drainingly hot and I do very little. Here are some random vignettes. There is a lot of fruit around. The Japanese revere fruit. Its appearance seems as, if not more, important than the taste- er I … Continue reading

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Hot Parking Structure

I go down to the boat to put on new mooring lines. It is very hot and despite the fact that there are many little jobs I could do, once again the heat drives me away after 30 mins. Why … Continue reading

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Ain’t Half Hot, Mum

I don’t think I will come back to Okinawa in August. It is just too hot. I will stay in California or maybe Scotland. As the boat is still unwell, I have little to do and I begin to feel … Continue reading

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Canicule!

I am back in Okinawa. It is incredibly hot! Ichiro san and Tomomi san invite me to dinner. They prepare an amazing meal that we eat in Ichiro sans studio surrounded by fabulous art. Editorial note–I have a new keyboard, … Continue reading

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So, This Is Crazy

I believe I have written before about my good luck on stumbling across https://jetnsave.com Eli has been arranging astonishingly cheap Business Class flights for me over the last few years. When I left gainful employ, I thought I would never … Continue reading

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Sans Teeth, Sans Eyes, Sans Taste, Sans Phone

A reminder that this is a diary. Nothing much happens in this post but it will be fun for me to read in 10 years time. I take a Lyft down to the Consulate General of Japan to discuss art … Continue reading

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