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Another One Bites the Dust

The last few days have been less than ideal. As I mentioned in the last post one of my molars suddenly came loose and wobbled all over the place. Much misery and pain. I have lived on a diet of … Continue reading

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If You Try to Sit, I’ll Tax Your Seat.

That time of year again. Tax returns in two countries. I get a typically jolly letter from the Ginowan Town Hall letting me know that the time has come. Off I go the Town Hall and locate the place where … Continue reading

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Amazing!

So, after a good day on the boat things gets better when Tomomi san comes over to make an ikebana piece for me. She is a master. That does not sound right but she is a mistress sounds worse. Let’s … Continue reading

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Movement

Life has been slow on Okinawa. However it appears that things are changing. The first thing I noticed was a group of city workers digging up the road just outside my apartment. I came back a few hours later to … Continue reading

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I Have Not Done Anything

The only thing I have done really is to move my eel byobu from one room to another. They looked great where they were before but they blocked light from the window behind them, making my dining room/kitchen gloomy. I … Continue reading

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Lacklustre

Okinawa in a state of emergency. This means stay at home as much as possible and this is what I do. I go to the boat on the bike but I do not really get stuck into anything. I fiddle … Continue reading

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I Bashed My Nose

Not much going on. Probably the most interesting event was the hatch of a cockpit locker falling on the bridge of my nose, as I fumbled around in said locker. It carved out a pretty good chunk of flesh. It … Continue reading

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Not Over Yet

I am back in Okinawa but I am assured that due to a new state of emergency I should spend 2 weeks in isolation. This means don’t leave the apartment unless absolutely necessary. Necessary is a car and after a … Continue reading

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Yiv a Bit o Jeelie on Yir Semmit.

Semmit is Scots for vest or undershirt as some people say. In one of these the Clootie Dumpling was traditionally cooked. When I was a boy, my Auntie Janet would cook dumpling and we all loved it. It was not … Continue reading

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Resurrection

As some of you may remember, Jesus was crucified, dead and buried, but on the third day he rose again. The same thing happened to my MAC Classic a few years ago. https://thequietripple.com/2011/10/09/on-the-third-day-he-rose-again/ I recently put my iPhone through a … Continue reading

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