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Category Archives: Essays, Fiction, Poetry
A long hallway with blond wood floors and white walls leads from the entrance to a doorway which opens to the studio section of my furnished Tokyo home. From this hallway doors open to the shoe closet, the laundry area, … Continue reading
Are you a tourist or traveler? Does the distinction matter? Continue reading
Iit has become lexically unfashionable in some circles to use the word Christmas. Continue reading
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
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
I love the way light—even one candle—changes everything about darkness. Continue reading
Artisan Sake Maker Masa Shiroki brings in the sake rice harvest 2012, Continue reading
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.