It’s quiet here at the galaxy’s core. I don’t suppose the stars would stop moving even if we asked them to. I have considered doing so. Night after night we bathe in ever-moving light, some of it from the sun we abandoned so many birthdays ago surely it must have extinguished by now. If you [...]
On the whole I’d rather be in Japan, but of course that’s always true. But no matter where you are in the world tonight, I will drink a toast to you. If I had spent New Year’s Eve 2012 in Japan, I would probably have been in Tokyo buying and sharing beers with the displaced [...]
There’s a map of everything to everywhere….. ….on my front porch. There’s nothing deeper here than that except a lesson I may have learned while I was out past my porch running some errands for my in-laws. My mother-in-law needed me to dispose of a stiff, dead opossum she had found in her yard. My [...]
The tombs of the pharaohs aren’t this quiet, even this close to a Mormon temple….. The street is quiet and it is Christmas Day and for the first time I see in the landscape and the architecture something of the neighborhood in Richardson, Texas where I spent part of my youth. My niece and her [...]
The older I get, the less I believe in Santa Claus. I sure hope he still believes in me. It’s been a hell of a year. I helped good people do some good things (check out Quakebook and Kizuna) and I helped myself do some bad things (too many late nights, missed deadlines, cans of [...]
I fondly remember, mostly, the 1988 Superbowl. I called in sick to my office in Shibuya, and secured large amounts of tequila and Diet Coke. I don’t remember what teams played that day, but I had the game on my TV with the SAP decoder giving me the American color commentary. So, for hours that [...]
Quite often the thing you need to do…. ….is the last thing you usually consider. And that is: Always watch out for the toys.