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What is Happiness?

Well, a major ingredient in the happiness recipe of my life in San Francisco, is a resident parking permit. With one, life is happiness and joy. Without one, life is misery and pain. I live on Fell and across the … Continue reading

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Coastal Forest

James and I head north to the forests on the Pacific coast. We plunge in just south of Point Reyes. There is no path but James is an inveterate forest man after decades of mushroom hunting. It is raining. The … Continue reading

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Rainforest Connection

Topher White is an old friend, we worked together at Stanford, ITER and OIST. He is an amazingly smart and creative guy. He started up Rainforest Connection (RWC). Check the web site: https://rfcx.org Donate lots of money. I was lightly … Continue reading

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Urn Burial

Since my Mother died, my friend Kiyuna san has been asking for photos of her. Sister Rosy recently sent me some good ones. JPGs you can upload to a web site, go to any Combini at any time of the … Continue reading

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Best Dressed Norfolk Gypsy in Asia.

Mitsuda sensei has finished my sail cover! Although not as essential as the cockpit cover, it is an important piece of kit as uncovered sails, exposed to the ferocity of the Okinawan sun, soon wither and die. The hallmark of … Continue reading

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Lumps of Wood

At 9:00 this morning, my doorbell rings. I open the door to find a grinning gentleman of about 60 standing there. We exchange ohayo gozaimasu and he then hands me a beautifully wrapped gift. Luckily I did not refuse, thinking … Continue reading

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I Love November

November in Okinawa is warm, sunny and cooler. I think after nearly a decade of living here that October and November are the best months. The sunsets are more muted but, on the other hand, photographable from my balcony. More … Continue reading

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