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Scat, Wild Boar

Scat, Wild Boar

Never before see in our yard! Boar poop! The shiny circle in the center of the photo is a ten yen coin (about the size of a US quarter) for reference. What a big dump.

Househunting in Japan: 2000 vs 2021

This blog started in July 2000, and at that time we were looking for a new place to live in Tokyo. One of my earliest posts was about househunting. As I launch this new, casual and sporadic podcast, I am once again househunting in Japan. Have a listen. If you use...
Transformations with Jayne

Transformations with Jayne

You know how hearing your own voice recorded is just so strange? Listening to my interview on Transformations with Jayne is like listening to my sister and niece. We have the same voice! Which makes hearing that voice both weird and easier. Jayne and I talked about...

Gaddi Songs at Ghoomakad

On our last night in Rakkar, we hung out on the balcony at Ghoomakad with friends and made music. When we’d trekked up the mountain a few weeks previously, Foja hummed and whistled a tune that was an earworm. I was really glad that it was played that night...
Summertime

Summertime

You are expecting a rant about summer, aren’t you? You know it’s not my favorite season.  But I am talking about Summertime by George Gershwin from Porgy and Bess.Tod & I are learning to play it in our music lessons. Our lessons with Huw that...