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La Foule

Sitting in front of my computer I am disturbed by a recurrent beep. Where is it coming from? I imagine it to be computer generated and so switch off and then on anything that might emanate a beep; to no … Continue reading

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Music to my Ears

The engine repair is nearing completion. Kiyuna san does the work on the cockpit floor. How is he going to lift it into the engine compartment?He has a hoist which lifts it and lowers it but how to move it … Continue reading

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Smorgasbord 

Just lots of bits of pieces that I will enjoy remembering when I am very old. The weather has been a bit gloomy. I have been editing/proofreading a long organizational yearbook. It has been great fun. My boss and I … Continue reading

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Happiness and Joy

Okinawa weaves its net of charm on me again. For a start, Kiyuna san is hard at it, restoring the Yanmar to pristine condition. I pass by the Tomari Fish Market, a glorious place that I have mentioned many times … Continue reading

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Goodness, Gracious, Me

Back in Okinawa! Air travel is back to normal. After two and some years of empty airports and empty planes this trip was back to the harsh reality of overcrowded airport and full plane. I rent a car from my … Continue reading

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Through the Window

A reminder that this is my diary. I love looking back to see what I was doing, say 10 years ago and realizing what a pompous fool I was! Not much has changed. Anyway, read it if you want. I … Continue reading

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Maïté

I lived in France in the 1990s. There were only 3 television channels; TF1, A2, France 3. Sometimes on France 3, as part of another show, there would be a cooking demonstration by a lady called Maïté. This was way … Continue reading

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Outlaw

Off I go to the wetlands North of Sacramento. The first of the goose migrators should be there by now and what greater pleasure than watching Snow Geese as the sun goes down, or comes up, for that matter. It … Continue reading

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I Can’t Read

I have always loved listening to stories. My happiest memories are of awful weather in Scotland; howling winds, lashing rain, impossible to go outside. We, however, are curled up snug on the sofa and armchairs, cuddling orphaned lambs, puppies, kittens … Continue reading

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PBC

The day has come when I try to be admitted into the noble brotherhood of E Clampus Vitus! Read all about them here. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E_Clampus_Vitus There is an all day initiation ceremony on Saturday the details of which are kept secret … Continue reading

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