Monthly Archives: December 2014

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

There are many great Christmas songs–many of which have been around for a long time.  This year, I have fallen in love with one song in particular.  It happened the first time I heard it this year–though I have heard … Continue reading

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The Japan KitKat Phenomenon

The Japanese Kit Kat Phenomenon (JKKP) is pretty much all over the internet.  There are hundreds of videos on YouTube and probably quite a few blogs written about it.  Yes, there are lots of KitKat flavours in Japan.  This is … Continue reading

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The Road Not Lit

I’d like to set the scene for you, if I may.  I was almost ready to head to the bus stop to start the daily commute.  My coffee was drunk, teeth were brushed, lunch packed, book suitably bookmarked, vitamins either … Continue reading

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On Books

At the beginning of the year, quite a few of the people who qualify as “Facebook friends” wrote about their plans to read 50 books this year.  At the time, this struck me as a rather poor goal.  It wasn’t … Continue reading

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The Quest for a Better Pizza

I’ve decided to make an early New Year’s Resolution.  The reasons for this are simple.  The first is that I need to get it down before I forget.  If I don’t commit it to paper….er, ahem, I mean screen, then … Continue reading

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What Happens When One Encounters Balloons

How a day starts, is really no indication of how it will end.  It isn’t even an indication of how it will be a couple of hours later.  Sometimes, things come at you, right out of the blue.  They might … Continue reading

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