Well, the karmic payback for whatever I did in my past life continues as I wait out Covid-19 here in Orlando, Florida, U.S.A. unable to return to Japan. So, I will fantasize and keep the memories alive. This blog post started out as a Top 10 reasons why I miss living in Japan, but I … Continue reading Things I Miss About Living in Japan #No. 1 – Subways and Trains
My last day in Osaka, October 30, 2019, and Ueda-san gifted me some "Hapis," and a nice bottle of sake! It has been 16 months since my last adjustment at Yoshiyasu Ueda's Reflex Chiropractic and Acupuncture office in Shinmachi, Osaka, Japan. Since being back home in Florida, USA under mostly sedentary Covid conditions, I can’t … Continue reading My Japanese Chiropractor in Osaka Part III, or, The Memoir of My Body
Furoshiki, Japanese cloth for wrapping or making other objects, is a great way to reduce waste and wrap your holiday gifts.
Authors Talk Book Show via Zoom Saturday December 12th, 7 p.m. EST. Join me in the Spanish reading of my Quarantine Haibun published in the Luz Del Mes Tri-Anthology 2020. I will be speaking Spanish, however, I'm a little rusty and get it mixed up with Japanese, so there will be English too!
A compendium of different Haiku, Haibun and Photo Haiku books, contests and websites.
You can purchase Sydney Solis's prize-winning Tempozan Ferris Wheel photo at Estudio Sol on Society6 It makes a great holiday gift!
On Monday, December 7, 2020, just before 8:00 in the morning, it will be my honor and joy to publish an episode of Storytime Yoga Kamishibai for Peace on the Storytime Yoga YouTube, telling the Inuit folktale Raven Brings the Light about the winter solstice. It's my offering for World Kamishibai Day. A day when people all over the world tell kamishibai stories for peace.
Sydney Solis talks about her Mythic Yoga Journey to Japan on Valerie Carruther's Podcast, The Shazam Show. Myth and Transformation covers everything from Shinto, Joseph Campbell, Faith in Nature, and war and sex. Have a listen!
熊野古道 Kumano Kodō, Faith in Nature and The Mythic Return
The grand finale of the 熊野古道 Kumano Kodō prilgimage was a close-up view of the 那智滝Nachi Waterfall at the 飛瀧神社Hiro Jinja Shinto Shrine.