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A Reflection on Sayonaras

A Reflection on Sayonaras

Today I said goodbye to a friend from our neighborhood who is leaving for new adventures. She’s been a colorful character in our area for several years and as the only middle-aged white American women in this part of Chiba, we’ve become close and had each...
Did we have Covid-19?

Did we have Covid-19?

Test result said “negative,” but the Omicron-like symptoms said yes. We will never be sure. For about a week, Tod & I had raw sore throat & congestion, cough, runny nose, exhaustion, brain fog, and digestive problems. But neither of us had fever,...
Crone Day

Crone Day

I have been waiting for today for 40 years. Ever since my first menstrual cycle at the late age of 15, I looked forward to the end of them. I never wanted children, so the whole middle phase of the Maiden-Mother-Crone cycle was troublesome and unwelcome for me. And...

25 Words

Go, go, go! Small steps to big plans. 12 tons of tiles, a full-time job, and fresh faces. Kominka burned, making way for different dreams. 2020: Dystopia from our safe haven. Pandemic realigned me with art, teaching, and daily yoga practice via Zoom. Deeply mourned...