Is this what getting old is going to be about? I had an all day/almost all night coughing jag yesterday that wore me and my poor husband out. You're going to have to do something about that, he told me grumpily. No dah, I replied with irritation. I stopped taking a prescribed cortisone inhaler today … Continue reading I’m here to Celebrate Spring
There's always something wonderful waiting at the end of the drive when you're lucky enough to join Robert Yellin on a visit to a few potters. I met Robert many years ago when he helped to guide tour groups to ceramic areas. We've remained friends, and each time we visit Kyoto,I look forward to meeting … Continue reading Traveling with Robert
The hilly village of Ohara, in the northern precincts of Kyoto, is idyllic. It's one of the places that I must return to each time I come to Kyoto. Its simple country farmhouses make a ring around a central area of fertile farmland growing rice and vegetables. At one time, this rural farm area grew most … Continue reading Heart Warming and Belly Filling
Some things about yourself change during a lifetime , others remain remarkably consistent. But then, some day you are likely to find, as I have, that what had pleased you so consistently doesn't bring as much pleasure as it once had. I knew I was a "bi" before there was a name for it. I … Continue reading Are You City or Country???