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Category Archives: Essays, Fiction, Poetry
Tadaima! I’m Home.
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.
Tourist or Traveler: Which are You?
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
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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
Posted in Essays, Fiction, Poetry Tagged Definitions of Tourist, Definitions of Traveller 1 Comment
Grass Blooms (Issa)
In my province grass blooms too. (Issa) Continue reading
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
Lighting up the night
I love the way light—even one candle—changes everything about darkness. Continue reading
Second Sake-rice Harvest in Abbotsford
Artisan Sake Maker Masa Shiroki brings in the sake rice harvest 2012, Continue reading
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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