I was on the train the other day, heading back from Odawara to Tokyo. It’s not too far, just long enough to drink two Chu-Hi, eat some cheese-tara and watch the rice fields and mountains transform into concrete and steel. After the second chu-hi I need a bio-break. I head out to the men’s room, … More Swallow Service
Just in case you thought I wasn’t doing any drawing, here is a still life of yuzu, Japanese lemons.
I haven’t been away from the brushes, to be honest. I just haven’t posted about it. I still go every Saturday (except Xmas and New Years was damned busy at work). All the kanji I write seems to contain a lot of wisdom, so I figured I’d share. Below is my kanji for December. It … More Back to the Brushes
Book Review The Postman By David Brin Note: I spoil. That said, the novel is over 30 years old, so if you haven’t read it, where have you been for the last several decades? Tropes abound in post-holocaust fiction. The struggle against the fall into chaos. A man (or woman, but let’s face it, usually … More Book Review – The Postman
In Japanese, they say “Akemashite Omedetougozaimasu Kotoshi mo Yoroshiku Onegaishimasu” for Happy New Year. Yes, it is quite a mouthful. Young people in the country think so, too. So they take the beginning sounds (which I have helpfully bolded for your benefit. I’m nice that way) of the main words and just say that. It’s … More Akeome, Kotoyoro
Book Review Orphanage By Robert Beuttner I grew up on Stormship Troopers, Ender’s Game, and The Forever War. But there is a gap in my education. I got the bug (no pun intended) to fill in the gaps, so I checked out some best-of lists online. I bought a bunch used on Amazon. Among them … More Book Review – Orphanage
Book Review Rogue Protocal By Martha Wells I spoil. This is a 150 page story, the 3rd in a 4-book series. The second book felt a little pricey. The last 3 were released in May, August, and October, 2018. So it’s a 600 page novel split into four full-priced morsels. I’m certain that I’ve detected … More Book Review – Rogue Protocal