Category: living in Kyoto

Acknowledging My Own Ignorance

  It’s nice to feel confident about one’s own ability to complete a task.  It can be an easy  deceit to believe you’re well-informed.  This summer I’ve been struck down on both accounts.  The Black Lives Matter movement taught me some much needed lessons… Continue Reading “Acknowledging My Own Ignorance”

#@$#ed Up!

Well my little experiment didn’t work out so well.  to say the least.  It bombed.  I was way in over my head.  So sorry.  I just took it down. I’m getting help next week, but I had to take down the bleepedup blog before… Continue Reading “#@$#ed Up!”

it’s done!

  In case you thought Dianne Vapnek was totally dithering around since covid hit, I’m here to tell you that’s only partially correct. Well, mostly correct.  The one redeeming activity I can share with you is that I’ve been writing. Periodically.   I’ve enjoyed it… Continue Reading “it’s done!”

Face to Face with the Reality of NOW

If someone had told me a few months ago that I would experience a global pandemic that could threaten my existence and the well being of those I love, I would have said, no way. If I’d been told that 22 million people in… Continue Reading “Face to Face with the Reality of NOW”

Crises Recalled and Survived

The Polio Menace My Mother’s eyes filled quickly with tears which soon cascaded down her face. I looked at her, surprised. “You’ll never know what a relief it is for a parent to live to see this day!”she blurted out. I had been taken… Continue Reading “Crises Recalled and Survived”

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