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Tang

I am tremendously bored. In lockdown in a tiny apartment with, granted, a 700mbs internet connection, is still pretty dull. To make it worse I break my much beloved knife. I have talked about this knife before. https://thequietripple.com/2018/03/31/knife-fighting/ The tang … Continue reading

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As the Waters Cover the Sea

So, The Governor of Okinawa has asked all residents to refrain from going out unless it is necessary to maintain life. It had to come. Not having much food I went to the supermarket. Food is necessary to maintain life … Continue reading

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Flag It

Every year I visit the Iris fields at Kijoka. https://thequietripple.com/2013/03/31/flags/ There are acres of irises growing in paddy fields. The fields are surrounded by wooded hills and all in all it is super beautiful. This year I decide to take … Continue reading

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Pacific Golden Plover

Not much to say really during these dark days. I am very conscious that most of the world is going through unprecedented rigors, whilst we in Okinawa lead an essentially unchanged life. This is just a diary entry. I have … Continue reading

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Silk Mask

Mary makes very superior masks. I understand them to be made from layers of silk and cotton. She takes it seriously. The masks are tested at OIST. These masks are tested as P36, excluding 36% of 300nM particles. Combini, local … Continue reading

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A Feast in Time of Plague

As most of the rest of the world reels from the impact of Coronavirus, we on Okinawa remain untouched. The local government has not suggested any restrictions. Life goes on as normal. Schools reopen next week after the spring break. … Continue reading

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Black Bottom

So, to all my faithful readers, a small but distinguished group, I send all my best wishes. Okinawa is untouched by the Myley Cyrus and it is difficult for me to conceive the awfulness that many of you are going … Continue reading

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Miley Cyrus

Back to Okinawa on empty planes, arriving at empty airports. Okinawa seems very calm and I am certainly safe as Kiyuna san has given me a special magic stone to suck. The boat is just fine as the wonderful cover … Continue reading

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I Left My Heart Etcetera.

My stay in San Francisco has come to an end. Boo hoo. I have had a wonderful time. I love the city. I love it being close to a cold ocean. I love the fog. I love wearing wool. Lucky … Continue reading

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Being a Bear

Up to the lost coast and huge redwood forests of Northern California. I spend a week snuffling around in the undergrowth and going on very long hikes in the redwoods. I feel very bear like. Mainly because I want to … Continue reading

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