Sunday, October 23, 2016

Sunday Papers: D.T. Suzuki

"When traveling is made too easy and comfortable, its spiritual meaning is lost"

On the turntable:  "The Beatles, "Strawberry Fields Forever" 

Saturday, October 22, 2016


Second post of a six-part series on chasing Donald Richie. On Shodoshima.…/shodoshima-drive

On the turntable:  Boards of Canada, "Music has the Right to People"
On the nighttable:  Michael Pollan,"Cooked"

Thursday, October 20, 2016


Tipping their caps
From the top of the hill,
To the lands they once knew.

On the turntable:  Begin, ”BEGIN シングル大全集”

Tuesday, October 18, 2016


All along the watchtowers,
You'll find a source of strength
For when the heart is wounded.

On the turntable:  Bruce Springsteen, "Tunnel of Love"

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Sunday Papers: Robert Brady

"Travelers come to need their own company more than stayers ever do."

On the turntable: The Beatles, "Final Rhine River Tapes"
On the nighttable:  D.T. Suzuki, "Zen and Japanese Culture"

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Inujima & Teshima

First part of a six-article series on Japan's Inland Sea, for Japan Visitor.…/inujima-teshima

On the turntable: Bob Dylan, "Blues"
On the nighttable:  Robert Shelton, "No Direction Home: The Life and Music of Bob Dylan"