Profound Sadness

Perhaps because I spent so much time in Japan, in Tokyo and in Arao, in the south of the country, I feel so very sad for the poor Japanese people in this time. I stayed with a Japanese family, laughed with them, ate with them.  They are so gentle and kind, so gracious and hospitable. Regrettably, they trusted the titans… Continue reading

California Road Trip!

A weekend road trip to a boom town gone bust, the Salton Sea area, sitting on top of the San Andreas Fault Line, is an interesting place. Gorgeous mountains, gurgling mud pots, thermal power plants, natural gas, miles of farm land, virtually abandoned cities, shorelines with thousands of dead and rotting fish, salt flats, and the beauty of the desert.  … Continue reading