RESISTANCE-IN-JOY: APPRECIATIONS (episode one)

  Offspring invited a chum over yesterday so I decided to take a walking fast (it was already slightly after one in the afternoon and I hadn’t yet eaten) because I like to give Offsprung her space; Beloved Wife was out rehearsing. I take walking fasts when the schedule and weather permit and these fasts, coupled with eschewing day-glo pseudo-food feedbag toxins, keep me vital. No alcohol. It’s just not good for you, chum. Is the weed? I don’t know enough about that to comment. I can still run up a flight of stairs, to catch a train,  with a thirty-pound … Continue reading RESISTANCE-IN-JOY: APPRECIATIONS (episode one)

FROM WAY BEYOND THE MARGINS: DAY 1, YEAR 2019

  My ears are still ringing and the air in the garden is bruise-blue with low mists of the ghost of gunpowder (I kick myself that I didn’t photograph the sign on the bin of fireworks in the grocery store, yesterday: “PYRO SPASS FOR KIDS!” Spass meaning Fun) this morning-after. It’s not really morning but it feels like it. I found that I had been group-emailed this recording (linked below) during the early hours, a cover of Yuki no Hana/ Snowflower… by an expat, an American woman with Nigerian parents, singing here in Japanese. So beautiful and so largely unheard! Let … Continue reading FROM WAY BEYOND THE MARGINS: DAY 1, YEAR 2019