Saturday, August 18, 2018

This Is No Longer an Active Site

Life has moved on for me, and I no longer maintain any of the information on this site.

I'm leaving it up for archival purposes, but that's all.

Enjoy, and thanks!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Worrying News From Niigata

It wasn't my intention to return to blogging on a down note, but I thought that recent events would be of special concern to readers of this blog.

Last weekend, a storm front came East from China and Korea, hitting the upper part of Honshu, and apparently decided to stop. It's dumped over 1 meter of rain, and still hasn't stopped. More than 300,000 people have been asked to move to higher ground, and Sanjo City is right in the middle of the flooding.

It goes without saying, my heart goes out to all those who are losing their homes and livelihoods in this devastating flood. So far the toll in lives has been three souls, and I grieve for their families.

But foremost in my mind is that I have been unable to contact Iwasaki-shi or Mizuochi-san, both of whom live in Sanjo. Iwasaki-shi's house is on high ground, luckily, at the very edge of Sanjo, on the side of a mountain. Mizuochi-san, however, is a bit further down. I can only pray that they and their families are safe.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Brief Hiatus

I'm taking about a month off of blogging to take some of some other bidness that I keep putting off. There will be some other things happening around here, mainly technical changes, but don't be expecting any updates until at least August.

In the meantime, here's a video of a lion, a wildebeest and a crocodile fighting. Have a Summah!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Aoto Talk

Let's take a little break from talking Iwasaki (there's more to come) and talk about some stones.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Iwasaki-Sensei-Lessons Learned Part 1

I've been holding back on this post for a bit, but I reckon it's time to get going.
(This is a very long post)

Monday, May 30, 2011