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Shizuoka: Everything is Good and God

Everything is good and brown. I’m here again with a sunshine smile upon my face. – Jamiroquai (Space Cowboy) Dear Friends, Years ago, VP and I saw Jamiroquai perform at a music festival in Finsbury Park. For more than an hour, under a clear evening sky, the crowd jumped, danced and sang until hoarse. It started drizzling, and…

Soup

Soup: 1: a liquid food especially with a meat, fish, or vegetable stock as a base and often containing pieces of solid food. Dear Friends, This post has a lot of liquid and a few things of substance. Life soup with the week’s events cut and diced. 1) Yesterday, my student M told me that at his alma…

Letter from Tokyo: Bulleting Life or A Life in Bullets

Just another day, living in the hood. Just another day around the way. Feeling good today. — Queen Latifah (Just Another Day) Dear Friends, In school we learn that we need food, water and oxygen to survive. How is it that no adult has sued on the basis of miseducation? We need food, water, oxygen and…

Herbie

It’s been awhile since Herbie the Lovebug’s been in the public eye. I’d assumed that he was living off his Hollywood earnings in Boca Raton, or cruising along the streets of Malibu without a worry in the world. Like everyone else, I surmised that Herbie’s star turn and subsequent riches had put him in the…