Monthly Archives: March 2013

Sakura

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The Pogues – Japan

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Outdoor Boozing

Forgive me if there is a somewhat fuzzy quality to my writing today, but I have just spent a most agreeable morning and early afternoon attending a sake festival. It was lovely. We sat outside, in the shadow of Mount … Continue reading

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Two Years

Two years have passed. On Friday, I read in the newspaper a heartbreaking tale of a graduation ceremony in one of the towns destroyed by the tsunami. Four certificates were awarded to students who should have been there; children who … Continue reading

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Aum Shinrikyo

This month, 18 years ago. Aum Shinrikyo, released sarin gas into the Tokyo subway during the morning rush  hour. They killed 12 people and injured thousands. Before he was infamous as Shoko Asahara, an almost blind fellow by the name … Continue reading

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