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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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Welcome to the Onsen California

Son James and I head North in the Tacoma Truck. James discovers a new lager before we leave. This is a very good omen. We are headed to Crater Lake in Oregon on Arisa’s advice. We camp the first night … Continue reading

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RIP Abe Shinzo

I am very saddened by the assassination of Abe Shinzo san. I never spoke to him but was in close proximity on several occasions. He visited OIST in 2013. I also sat behind him at two Irei no Hi ceremonies. … Continue reading

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The Otter’s Holt

Bebo and I go for brunch in Cole valley. Waiting to see if we could get into Zazie https://www.zaziesf.com to get some of those good old Eggs Benedict, a guy says, “I really enjoyed your talk, fascinating.” I have become … Continue reading

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Yay Eggi!

A cameo. James is off on an adventure in the truck. Street cleaning looms and I have to move his bike to the other side of Fell. I venture out and fall into conversation with a guy who is sitting … Continue reading

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Back to Normal

I test negative! Hooray! After 2 weeks of isolated languor I can get on with life again. We take down the barrier between my room and the one behind, creating a luxurious 2 room suite. It is a great space. … Continue reading

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Sitting/Lying Around

After a truly wonderful time in Scotland, I am definitely moving back, I return to San Francisco and am immediately scythed down by Covid. Not so bad as I had son James to generally look after me, go shopping and … Continue reading

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All Things Come to Those Who Wait.

I fly back to San Francisco, having had a negative Covid test before getting on the plane. A couple of days after arrival, I begin to feel bad, sore throat, cough, headache etc. I don’t worry about covid on account … Continue reading

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