Franciszka, my mystic nurse from Poland, has just made her annual visit. She left 3 days ago, and since her departure I have been trying to console myself by rereading Mumonkan, that wonderfully irreverent and... more
Nagoya, including the surrounding region, has very active expatriate communities. There isn’t just one community; there are a variety of them. Each community serves a particular interest. While there is some overlap in the membership... more
Among the things that I have learnt from living in Japan is the problem of having too many principles. Each situation is different and one should change accordingly.
And, then, with time, one’s views change, or... more