Summer Meltdown, 2018

Summer sky over Yonago

I seem to have lost my way. No reviews posted for 6 weeks. And worse than that, I have lost my enthusiasm for reading books. Omg!!! I’m not sure why..?

Has this ever happened to you?

I could make excuses such as this year’s exceptionally HOT summer in Japan, (and all across the Northern Hemisphere.) But that sounds too easy. Yes, it’s been boiling hot for what seems like forever yet I’ve got an air conditioner. I can enjoy a cool, dry room at home. Perfect conditions for curling up with a good book. So what went wrong?

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The thing is, I have been reading. Just not as much as before and NOT books. I’ve got back into reading comics. “Oh No!” I hear you cry, “Don’t you know that comics rot your brain?!?” Continue reading

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Early hanami (花見)

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Cycled down to Minatoyama park for an early hanami in the melodic sunshine. The cherry blossoms are just starting to open. Sun is warm on my neck, a cool breeze brushes my right arm. Pigeons strut and coo, cars judder by, and children laugh on the rocks by the pond. My tea reflects the sunlight, forming a golden peach in the teacup. I think of Momotaro, the peach boy. Continue reading

Quotes by Alan Watts #1

“You are a function of what the whole universe is doing in the same way that a wave is a function of what the whole ocean is doing.”
Alan W. Watts

Good morning! It’s a cold and windy one here in Yonago, Japan. The wind is whistling through the tiny gaps in the windows as I type this. I have a kettle on top of the kerosene heater releasing a little steam into the room. This helps to counter the dryness of the air as well as offering the opportunity to make another pot of tea. Mmm…. tea:) Continue reading