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The beginning of 2020

I am fascinated by the passage of time. The beginning of 2020 serves as a marker of not only a new year but also a new decade. Unfortunately the beginning of this decade didn’t start out well. I learned that my father-in-law is in pretty bad shape and there isn’t any hope of a recovery. […]

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We are born, we grow up and we die

回れ回れ回れよ – Maware maware maware yo水車回れまわって – Mizu kuruma mawatteお日さん呼んでこい – Ohisan yonde koi 生まれて育って死んだとて – Be born, grow up and dieせんぐりいのちがよみがえる – Lifetimes come and go in turn Work is very slow as most have not returned from the holidays so I’ve had some spare time on my hands. Today I’ve been cleaning up […]

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New Year’s Day 2020

It is 7:35 on New Year’s Day 2020. I always have this image that the holidays will be a relaxing time. I imagine myself sitting on the couch reading a book with a fireplace on the TV and some Christmas music in the background. What I always forget is that they are always very busy […]

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Christmas Day 2019

It is 6:16 AM on Christmas Day 2019. My son woke up a little before 5:00 AM and then woke me up after. This is the tough part for little guys as we have to wait until the rest of the family wakes up to open the presents. He has contented himself with watching his […]

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Christmas Eve 2019

It is 5:59 AM on Christmas Eve. I woke up around 4, made the coffee, put away the dishes, fought with my computer and put the NORAD Santa Tracker on the T.V. I say fought with my computer because it is old and now the monitor sometimes does not get signal from the computer. I’ve […]