Gum Wall Being here, seeing all the cool college bars, student studying, hearing live music makes me reminisce. I want to go back to college. Such a good chapter in my life. This ambiance here in California is a bit different from Ohio State but bars are bars and college students are college students. Good…… Continue reading Bubble Gum Alley in San Luis Obispo
Will write about the adventure on this post later.
It is 7:38 AM on Sunday morning on the 26th of September 2021. I’ve often written that life had spread up an an incredible pace once I reached the mid-30s. Well now it is about three times the speed it was and months really do pass as quickly as I perceived days to pass when…… Continue reading Journal Entry – 9.26.21
Grace Cathedral front door
I am a bar flowerThat blooms by night.Rouged lips,Gauze sleeves,Mad dancingBy neon light,A flower watered by tears. I am a bar flower, A sad flower,By evening a girl.By day a mother.Tear-dampened sleevesConcealing the past.They are heavy as the nightwears on.And not with dew. These are the first two stanzas of the Hostess’s song by Saijō…… Continue reading Hostess’s Song – Saijō Yaso 西條八十
The time is 6:40 AM on Thursday, September 9th, 2021. We’re back into a more normal routine for the first time in a year and a half due to COVID. The kids are back in school and we have gone back to karate class. I think this routine and exercise have brightened my mood quit…… Continue reading Dream Journal – Studying in Japan
It is 7:52 AM on Monday, Labor Day, of September 6th 2021. I’m writing from my favorite new perch, my standing desk on the second floor overlooking the street. The sun is almost to the point where I must roll my desk to the small wall space between two windows so it is not shining…… Continue reading Reflections on the Summer of 2021 – Ohio, Beach Boardwalk, Wineries and Yosemite