My Tokyo only lives in the past, my Tokyo has a merry-go-round in Toshimaen, called El Dorado, that had been… Read more Tokyo past
My husband’s hobby was eating in nice restaurants. He enjoyed reserving tables or sometimes individual rooms in Tokyo eateries. Some… Read more Eating in nice restaurants wearing mismatched holey socks.
There is a certain grace to being in exile, a certain élan, a kind of style. There is a kind… Read more Exile
L.A. is set apart from other cities: it is a city of extremes. I was meant to fly on to… Read more Murderous Sealions and the Los Angeles Curse
I occasionally pull out Kerouac’s On the Road and open it up randomly, much as I have seen people do… Read more Snapshots of life on the road
Tanabata is not the only excuse for a festival. New Years, various temple days over the year, are all reasons… Read more Matsuri
I never got to see a hanami fireworks festival in Japan. The first year it was so hot and I… Read more Fire Flowers and Shrine Festivals and Wishes upon a Bamboo Tree
I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t scared. I am scared most of the time. In the camper, I… Read more What it is like to be scared all the time
I thought I speak a little about camping. I was full time camping for the best part of five years.… Read more Camping for part-timers
I had no idea that different areas of the USA had different flavors to the extent they do. Even within… Read more Washington Coast: Blue Houses and Carved Trees.