Revelations: Before modern sanitation was invented a lot of people had worms. I learned this from the Lloyds Bank coprolite (viking turd) studied by Paleoscatologists. Another common discovery in old faecal matter are trichuris nematodes – or whip worms – that can be found living in their hundreds inside the gut.  The biggest infestation Jones […]


My running list of words I’ve just learned, had forgotten or never really understood: 御朱印-ごしゅいん-Shrine (Shogun) stamp 単一民族国家 – たんいつみんぞくこっか – ethnically homogeneous nation, racially homogeneous nation 変革ーへんかく- Revolution 建材 – けんざい – Building Materials 更に – さらに – Furthermore とにかく- Anyways 瞑想ーめいそうーMeditation (無)。何も考えない 黙想ーもくそうーMeditation 練習の前するときに 皮膚科 (医)- ひふか(い) – Dermatology (Dermatologist) 孤独死 ーこどくし – Dying Alone ご主人ーごしゅじん- […]

The Ghost of Our House

It is 7:22 AM on Sunday December 16th, 2018.  It is time to give the ghost of our house its own post. I’ve always suspected that there is a friendly ghost in this house and have written about it in this blog (links to follow).  Well, this morning as I was feeding the fish a […]


だち空手の言葉の勉強: Karate words study list: 極真 ー きょくしん 松濤館 – しょうとうかん 師範 ー しはん 師傅 – Sifu – master 先生 ー せんせい 先輩 ー せんぱい 空手家 – からてか – karate practitioner 默想 ー もくそ ー meditation 正拳 ー せいけん ー punch (correct fist) 組手 ー くみて - attacking (Paired karate kata) 実戦 ー じっせん –  combat (Actual fighting) 型 ー かた – formal movement exercises 安座 ー あんざ – sit quietly, legs crossed 立ち 閉足立ち ー へいそだち – closed feet stance 結び立ち ー むすびだち […]