Tuesday, May 16, 2017

A Walk through History

My latest travel piece for the Singapore Straits Times, on walking Nara's Yagyu Kaido. 


On the turntable:  Deep Forest, "Pacifique"

Monday, May 15, 2017

Nakasendo Waypoints #100

Far from the madding crowd,
Between steadfast peaks and resolute water,
Into the future I go.

On the turntable:  Dizzy Gillespie, "The Cool World"

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Imbibing Bibliophile #13

The Last Shogun,  by Ryotaro Shiba
Punk IPA, Brew Dog Brewery

On the turntable: Del McCoury, "Celebrating 50 Years"

Monday, May 08, 2017


Golden Week.
And it was that last day
That shined the brightest.

On the turntable:  Doyle Lawson, "Bluegrass Gospel"

Saturday, May 06, 2017

Nakasendo Waypoints #99

High to low.
Defying natural wisdom
As summer dawns.

On the turntable:  Dead Kennedys, "A Skateboard Party"

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Nakasendo Waypoints #98

Maples uncurl
Their tiny fists
To catch the fluttering petals.

On the turntable:  Dead Can Dance, "Unreleased Tracks 1"

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Sunday Papers: Robert Twigger

"Adventure is the form art takes when it cannot find expression."

On the turntable:  Dr. John, "N'Awlinz: Dis Dat Or D'Udda"