Life in Tokyo can only be interesting and challenging if you make an effort to see it from a different point of view.
Whenever someone writes about the beginnings of an earthquake the story inevitably starts off with that lull before the event. Usually the story takes a humorous twist, because the experience only lasts a moment and then fades into a memory, … Continued
There really are no words that can comfort or explain why when a loved one dies. The death comes as expected or not, but in its wake we enter a room or a place that the departed called their own … Continued
A different tack, back in the city, into the heart of gods and fate. I’m not sure how I would feel with all those strangers and tourists taking pictures of my wedding… Dusk fell and the gate guard began industriously … Continued
Two cabbage butterflies mating on a leaf beside the Noh River, August 07, 2006 In the heart of a big city like Tokyo the cliche says that nature exists as but an afterthought. For such hulking carbon-units as us humans … Continued
With winter approaching the chances to meet flights of wanderers along the streets of Tokyo would seem to die out with the passing of the summer birds. Summer holds the tickets to all the comings and goings that we do. And yet this last weekend I ended up with three days of encounters: my Friday night dinner with former students, the day long celebration of eating and peeking, and then yesterday, most unusual, a chance meeting with two hikers at an outdoor store.