Happy Birthday, Muffin!

Today we celebrated Muffin's birthday. Read More...
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A Little Slice of Heaven

I'm enjoying the weekend. Read More...
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Waiting for Mommy

Another tale about Muffin, our dog. Read More...
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RELAQ - Good Place for a Workout

I went for a workout today at RELAQ. Read More...
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Channelling My Inner Mom

Even though today was a holiday (Marine Day), it was a bit of a busy day. Read More...
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ASUS Zenfone 2 Laser ZE550KL

I have finally joined the majority and purchased a smartphone. So far, I'm finding there are pluses and minuses to having a smartphone. Read More...
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Difficulties of High School Entrance in Japan

Entering high school can be a difficult process in Japan. Read More...
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Dog Biscuits

I made some biscuits for Muffin today. Read More...
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Thoughts on Wood Stoves From My Dad

A wood stove is a nice thing to have in the winter. But there is a lot of work involved in having a wood stove. Today, let's look at a light-hearted view of having a wood stove. Read More...
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Raised Garden Bed

During the Silver week break, I did some outdoor work in our garden. Read More...
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Shaving Cream, Revisited

I’m still using my shaving brush and shaving cream. It’s a win-win situation. Read More...
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Figs

This is the last of our figs from our tree. Read More...
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20 Years Ago Today

It was 20 years ago today, Read More...
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Solar Panel Update

Here’s an update on the picture of our new solar panels.

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On They Go

Today, the solar panels were attached to our house.

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And So, It Starts.

The typhoon’s gone, so we could have some work done on our house today.

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It's Been (a) Gas !

Today is the last day we will be cooking with a gas range.

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Being that it’s Green Day here in Japan, I did something good for the environment.

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Home-made Baumkuchen/バウムクーヘン

My oldest daughter did some wonderful baking today.

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Don't touch - it's mine!

We received a late Christmas package today.

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Walk Softly, Carry a Big Stick

Let’s check in with Muffin.

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2014's Halloween Costume

This year my costume was easy to make and it’s comfortable to wear.

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Muffin Tries on his Halloween Costume

Halloween is approaching, so it’s time to get your costumes ready.

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M(i) Watch

Watch. Apple. Need I say more? Read More...
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Hangin' with my bud

After a lot of little jobs, both indoors and out I was able to get some relaxation time. Read More...
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Going Retro

I’ve decided to go back to the way I used to shave when, many years ago, I came to Japan. Part of that means that I’m ditching the shaving cream in a can and using a shaving brush again. Read More...
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Muffin, Revisited

Today I’d like to tell how things are with our pug, Muffin. Read More...
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Dumping on Dump Trucks

Today I’m going to rant about dump trucks. Read More...
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Have You Tried the Razor Trick?

If you shave with a razor, you should try this. Read More...
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The 100-Year Old Man Who...

This is a great book. I highly recommend it! Read More...
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Otsukaresama / おつかれさま

I did a bit of work outdoors today, seeing as the weather was nice. Now, I’m tired. Read More...
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Sad About Sochi

The Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia are now underway. I have mixed feelings about the Olympics. Read More...
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The Best Laid Plans

I have just finished reading a good book. Read More...
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Christmas Dinner

Tonight we had our Christmas dinner, one day late but delicious and enjoyable just the same. Read More...
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7 boxes of Christmas Decorations

We pulled out the Christmas boxes today. It’s time to decorate the place. Read More...
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Olives from our garden.

Today I picked the olives off of our trees. Read More...
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What's for dinner? Naan of your business.

We had some Indian food for dinner and enjoyed cooking it outdoors. Read More...
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At the Sunday Market in Kochi

We drove to Kochi prefecture today to visit the Sunday market. Read More...
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Happy Dad's Day

It’s Father’s day today. Read More...
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An Atypical Lunch in Japan

Today was our annual Tacos party at our school. Read More...
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…and you shall receive.

We are thankful for the many gifts received today. Read More...
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When the world gives you strawberries...

We went strawberry picking today. Read More...
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Happy Mother's Day 2013

Mother’s Day, 2013. Read More...
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Golden Week Holidays

Our Golden Week of holidays has finished, and now it’s back to the real world. Read More...
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Simple BBQ-ing

We enjoyed some beautiful weather by doing some BBQ-ing today. Read More...
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Update: Robot Vacuum

We’ve used our new robot vacuum a few days now and can give some more information about it. Read More...
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Another addition to the family.

We’ve had a new addition to our family as of this weekend. Read More...
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A Weekend Wrap-up

So here’s what’s new in my life over the last couple of days. Read More...
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Chocolates and Flowers

My daughter made a new flower arrangement. Read More...
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Muffin's 1st Visit to a Dog Park

Today we took Muffin to a Dog Park. Read More...
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An Ode to the humble Cabbage Roll

In homage to my mother, I made some cabbage rolls today. REAL cabbage rolls, with rice filling. Thanks, Mom! Read More...
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Muffin Dog

Our little guy is growing up. Read More...
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Movie Day

I went to see a movie with my wife yesterday. Read More...
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Really, Air Canada?

The service by Air Canada on this matter could be better. Read More...
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Sports Day at School

Today was Sports Day at my daughters’ elementary school. Read More...
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Summer Flower Arrangement

I came home from teaching some classes last night, and this is what I found in my classroom. Read More...
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A new addition

We have a new member of our family. Read More...
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A Step in the Right Direction?

This weekend we rebuilt the outside stairs that come from our dining room. Read More...
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Chim Chim Cher-ee

I did some cleaning today. Read More...
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Just hanging around.

Today we did a bit of home improvement.

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What is it with me and tools?

I finally bought a long-needed power tool. Read More...
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Spring Cleaning?

We did some painting today. Read More...
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A visit to Mugi.

Our family went to Mugi on the weekend. Read More...
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William Tell

A memory from my past. Read More...
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Getting ready for White Day

Today I made some marshmallows for White Day. Read More...
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I'm a Diubach!

Jura - a fine Scotch Whisky. Read More...
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Science projects

We were busy with 2 projects this weekend. Read More...
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Warm!

Come, sit by the fire. I’ve a story to tell. Read More...
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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all. Here’s how we started the day. Read More...
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Gingerbread House

Today, we played architects. Read More...
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It warms the heart…and the toes.

When it gets chilly, here’s how I like to get warm. Read More...
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YouMe Town in Aizumi

A new shopping centre opened. Read More...
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Look what I found!

We went to the bazaar at the Naruto public library on Sunday. Lots of interesting things to see. Read More...
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I'm a new land owner.

I drink Scotch and get free land. A win-win situation. Read More...
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