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Fukushima, ten years on

Fukushima, ten years on

Today is the 10th anniversary of the Tohoku Triple Disaster: earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown. I wrote about my experiences at the time and you can look back though those posts (start here) if you want to know my thoughts in that moment. Here are my thoughts...
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.
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...
Temporarily Closed

Temporarily Closed

I am feeling unsettled. I have been getting lax with precautions and it’s time to tighten back down. On Christmas day, Tod & I drove north to suburbia and enjoyed lunch in a shopping mall. We wanted a change of scenery and to mark the holiday, but in the...
Make Music Day 2020

Make Music Day 2020

Last year on the summer solstice, The Hill Sisters played some shows as part of Make Music Upper Perk. This year, we are separated by travel restrictions. But I decided I needed to perform anyway – the HILL SISTER Plays Alone – and set up a one woman show...
Solitary Hanami Hike

Solitary Hanami Hike

We took advantage of a beautiful day to go on a hike where nobody else was likely to be – up the typhoon damaged back train to Iyogatake’s cherry blossom area. Getting up the mountain was an interesting puzzle of over, under, and around the fallen trees....