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Work and all the nonsense.
Sunday, November 26, 2017      10 comments

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about that last all day meeting at work. It’s a small group, so it’s not surprising things can get fraught. We have another one coming up in two days. I’ve been thinking about patience, the ability to say “no,” ... Read more
Working on this
Sunday, November 19, 2017      10 comments

I looked “wimp” up on the Internet and, interestingly, it’s almost exclusively used for men. Why am I calling myself this? It sounds like an awful thing to say about oneself, but I’m naming the problem and the next thing I’m aiming to do is fix ... Read more
Good stuff
Friday, November 10, 2017      12 comments

Excuse me putting caregiver stuff here, but on my caregiver site, people are facing difficult situations. My husband was in bad condition for six months until September, after one very good year. Now he’s in great condition. This week his d... Read more
A temple founded in 733 - a beautiful walk
Friday, October 27, 2017      10 comments

We’ve had two weeks of rain recently, with a typhoon thrown in, and there’s another typhoon coming. We had one day of lovely weather today, and it’s going to rain again tomorrow, under the influence of another typhoon. I went for another lo... Read more
30-minute evening walk
Monday, October 09, 2017      10 comments

When I feel I haven't had enough exercise (usually at the weekend) I walk my favorite course in the evening - 30 minutes brisk walking. This evening, they're beginning to put up the winter lights. I love them when they're all up. ... Read more
Do you blog mainly for yourself, or for connection, or........?
Tuesday, September 12, 2017      13 comments

Some people say they blog for themselves, but if that was 100 percent true for me, I would journal rather than blog because when I journal, everything can go in, even very personal things. Until now, I've blogged on Spark mainly for connection w... Read more
The theater in Sydney and kangaroo pizza
Monday, September 11, 2017      6 comments

I wanted to do something in Sydney which people actually living there would do, not just tourist things, so I looked in Timeout magazine on line for... Read more
Crossing the Harbour Bridge
Monday, September 11, 2017      9 comments

Some old houses near the south side of Sydney Harbour Bridge. Here's the bridge. ... Read more
The longest day
Sunday, September 10, 2017      7 comments

It was the longest day because I arrived in Sydney on Tuesday morning and left on Thursday evening, and this was the Wednesday. So after the cruise, I walked back from the harbour to my hotel, about a twenty-minute walk. My first day was a ... Read more
An unromantic romantic cruise
Sunday, September 10, 2017      5 comments

Do you like traveling solo? I did when I was single. I got to meet all kinds of interesting people I might not talk to much if I were traveling with someone. When I was twenty-six, I went around Hokkaido. I met someone who was doing a doctorate ... Read more
Walking tour
Saturday, September 09, 2017      6 comments

I headed off for the square where our walking tour leader was waiting. She had on a bright green jacket to show who she was. She was a Sydney ... Read more
A wonderful three days in Sydney
Saturday, September 09, 2017      6 comments

I made a snap decision to take a short trip abroad. I'm living permanently in Japan so countries other than Japan or the UK are abroad. Even though Japan feels like home, it feels necessary to get away from time to time. I often travel with my d... Read more
Courage and laughter
Thursday, August 24, 2017      7 comments

I went to the pool this morning with a friend who has had a lot of experience with the caregiving system here in Japan. Local sports center (f... Read more

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