Category Archives: Essays, Fiction, Poetry

Tourist or Traveler: Which are You?

Are you a tourist or traveler? Does the distinction matter? Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

Iit has become lexically unfashionable in some circles to use the word Christmas. Continue reading

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Tourist or Traveler: Does the distinction matter anymore?

Now-a-days such distinctions have blurred somewhat. Traveller or a tourist, most often each is going somewhere with some anticipation of a good time as well as experiences not to be found at home. Continue reading

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Grass Blooms (Issa)

In my province grass blooms too. (Issa) Continue reading

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All I wanted was directions

It suddenly occurs to me that he is not only a traffic cop, but also a member of the self-appointed diction police. He is correcting my pronunciation. I’m mangling the name of the temple—two long o vowels, not short. Continue reading

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Lighting up the night

I love the way light—even one candle—changes everything about darkness. Continue reading

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Second Sake-rice Harvest in Abbotsford

Artisan Sake Maker Masa Shiroki brings in the sake rice harvest 2012, Continue reading

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The Wild Weathers Book Launch

Sunday, March 11, 2012 The Wild Weathers a gathering of love poems book launch happens at Renaissance Books (43-6th Street, New Westminster, BC) between 1-3 PM. I will be reading “Final Round,” my contribution to the anthology.

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A Poem Picked

A little break from themes Japanese today. A few days ago I received an apologetic email informing me that Leaf Press had selected my poem “Final Round” to appear in The Wild Weathers: a gathering of love poems. The anthology … Continue reading

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Remembering September 11, 2001

In Pacific Standard Time the radio alarm awakened me: We repeat. A second plane has hit the second tower of The World Trade Center. Even in my groggy state I understood immediately what had happened. Not the specifics, of course, … Continue reading

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