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Book 16: Annihilation (April 13)

April 13, 2018

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16. Annihilation, Jeff VanderMeer, April 13 We bought the first two books from the trilogy the day after we watched the movie on Netflix. We loved the movie, and knew that the book(s) would be better. So while I was out teaching a private lesson, my husband went down to Shinjuku and bought them. Hooray! The […]

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Book 15: i know i am, but what are you? (April 12)

April 13, 2018

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15. i know i am, but what are you?, Samantha Bee, April 12 Things! I’m reading them. I can tell that I have more time on my hands and less work when I tear through books like I used to. There hasn’t been any extra freelance, no proofreading, only regular private students – and it’s […]

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Book 14: And Then There Were None (April 9)

April 11, 2018

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14. And Then There Were None, Agatha Christie, April 9 I grabbed this story to read because I haven’t read anything by Agatha Christie, and I feel like I should have by now. I read an interesting discussion online a while back about how there aren’t many male writers who are able to write a woman or […]

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We hanami-ed the shit out of this year

April 11, 2018

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Almost like we might be planning to leave in a year. We got to see every place we (I) wanted to see this time. I officially feel like I have ‘done hanami’ right. And it was actually all wrong, by Japanese standards. In Japan, the traditional hanami party takes place while seated, picnic style, beer […]

Posted in: Japan, life, travel

Some artists I’ve seen lately

April 7, 2018

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Just a post about all of the art we’ve been looking at lately. This is a bit behind schedule, but who cares? Good art is good art. Akihide Tamura, b.1947, still active. I’m obviously a fan – square format, black and white, landscapes. There isn’t much about him on Wikipedia, unfortunately, just that he graduated from […]

Posted in: art