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Tophatsu

The final installment of the great adventure starts on Shell Beach. Shell Beach not because of the shells but because of the artillery ammunition Ben found there. It is of course a beautiful beach and Dileas is well moored fore and aft … Continue reading

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Pain

I have time in Chiba before my flight. What do you do in a strange city at 9:30? You go to the zoo. This turns out to be further away than I thought, in the middle of nowhere. To ensure … Continue reading

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The Usual Fortune of Complaint Is to Excite Contempt More than Pity.

I think pity is the emotion that the totally admirable Tsuha-san feels for me. She is older than me, which means she grew up in immediate post war Okinawa. It is difficult to imagine what her childhood was like. The … Continue reading

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