2020 has been a terrible year. I wrote a few posts in the beginning of the year wondering if “anything else could go wrong,” and I really shouldn’t have said that. Things can always get worse and they certainly have, so much so, I’m afraid to say that phrase anymore. Yesterday was a first in…… Continue reading COVID, Fires, Smoke, Heatwaves and Power Outages
It has been a small adventure so far. I hailed a Lyft but forgot it is Pride in SF today so the first couple of drivers cancelled on me and there were none around in Pacifica. Finally Flavio came but drove right past me. I called him and he turned around. It was apparent he…… Continue reading Ohio – 6.23.2018
It is 8:02 AM on Saturday, April 14th. Today is the start of the Cherry Blossom Festival in Japantown. I always enjoy this and tell myself every year that I’d like to get a little more involved and spend more time there. My favorites are the people dressed up in cosplay, the dancing, the Cherry…… Continue reading Japantown – Cherry Blossom Festival – Part 1
World Oyama Karate put on a demonstration at the 2017 Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival. I’ve always enjoyed the festival but have never actually participated myself except for the preparation of the Japan Airlines float many years ago. My demonstration was called ‘kihon sono 4’ and we made BaySpo, (2017年4月14日) the Japanese language newspaper in…… Continue reading Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival – Karate presentation
It is 6:01 AM on Thursday, April 6th, 2017. I’ve been awake since 3:30 AM; I stayed in bed until almost five trying to go back to sleep but then decided to get up and start the day. Today will be a busy one: I’ve got a travel fair in San Francisco in the middle…… Continue reading Journal Entry – 4.6.2017
It is 5:29 AM. My body is tired and sore from the double karate session yesterday but I like the feeling as it reminds me that I got a good workout in. Today the dojo is meeting at the historic Roxie Theater to watch a movie – Take a Chance – made by the Grand…… Continue reading Journal Entry – 11.20.2016
https://twitter.com/twisitor/status/796817538206154752 In the lobby they have a computer set up where you can take a selfie with various props. You’re then posted to the Twisitor feed. Good fun!