December 7th, 1941

“Reflections on Pearl Harbor” by Admiral Chester Nimitz. Sunday, December 7th, 1941–Admiral Chester Nimitz was attending a concert in Washington D.C. He was paged and told there was a phone call for him. When he answered the phone, it was President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on the phone. He told Admiral Nimitz that he (Nimitz) would… Continue reading December 7th, 1941

Noel Kingsbury on the Japanese garden

Ryoanji Temple, Japan

Noel Kingsbury the famous English author is doing a multi-part posting on his blog about Japanese Gardens. I’ve decided to link to this because Mr. Kingsbury doesn’t do the usual and fawn all over every little aspect and detail of the Japanese Garden and, and YEAH!!! he acknowledges the real difference between Japanese and Chinese… Continue reading Noel Kingsbury on the Japanese garden

They call it . . . Plant Chair

Ok gang as I was searching around I stumbled across this “chair“. Thoughts? Opinions? Here’s the promo line: Plants growing around your bum? Yes! This wooden chair by¬†Kinokoto¬†is designed to be a stress-free zone with wells for plants in the seat back. The above is a close-up of the chair and below is the big… Continue reading They call it . . . Plant Chair

Head out to the Stoneyard

i found this article about a stone yard in the Japanese city of Koshu, Yamanashi. The site is a Blog, web info space about Japan that focuses on the interview process. The site; PingMag Make, says they focus on the rural sites and people who are the heroes and gives us an opportunity to learn… Continue reading Head out to the Stoneyard

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