My wife and I were in Tokyo three years ago, staying in Nakano near Nakano Broadway in a vacation rental apartment. We didn’t go out much at night, mostly because we were too damned exhausted from hoofing it all over Tokyo during the day. And when you combine all that activity with middle age and [...]
They come in the night. Sometimes in the rain. The lights and the steel and the noise and the power. It makes you feel safe. But after they roll up, do their job, and roll away, you’re just glad they weren’t there for you.
Hello. It seems nice today. My friends. We have been cold. We tire of the winter. Where does the warm come from? We are not sure. Then we look. And we decide. ¥▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬¥▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬¥ *Author’s note—Devilrobots is a Tokyo graphic- and toy-design team that created the figures pictured, which are part of their very large “To-Fu [...]
Brisbane is only a few miles south of San Francisco. The streets in the night here are quiet, and the signs glow. They advertise or offer different things. The neon eyes, the promise of liquid calm. Happiness for the hungry in a shop of comfortable food. But me, I’m not interested in these things right [...]
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 [...]
I sat on the roof of my apartment, and admired Peter Jennings from a distance most of the day. People milled about him, of course. Cameramen were always near him. I think I formed my first man-crush that day, for he was a beautiful island of calm and confidence in a sea of confused and [...]