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December 2014 was a rough month for us. December started well after we got some extra money from our mortgage and a bonus from work. We were excited to put that money into savings, and maybe buy a new computer. … Continue reading
Something I found interesting on Twitter recently. I think the words “Şiddetin kökeni şiddettir” are Turkish, but I am not sure. Anyhow, Google Translate said that the meaning is “the origin of violence is violence”. Şiddetin kökeni şiddettir. pic.twitter.com/KFhdQnvxWi — … Continue reading
Recently one evening, my daughter and I were shopping at our favorite grocery store. While there, we noticed someone acting very suspicious. He was a rough-looking young man, wearing dirty clothes. He was looking around a lot, and moving from … Continue reading
Hello, Today is a double-post again. It’s the New Year and many people visit Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines in Japan (and overseas), and often buy something called ofuda (お札). Formally, they are called shinsatsu (神札), but people almost always … Continue reading
Hello, As part of my training for ordination as a Buddhist lay-minister, I am learning more about Buddhist funeral services and how things work. One of the things the minister showed me is memorial objects: objects used to commemorate the … Continue reading
Hi Everyone, 明けましておめでとうございます。今年もよろしくお願いします！ Happy 2015 everyone! The last two weeks were very hectic. We celebrated Christmas at our house, followed by my daughter’s 8th birthday (yay), and then Japanese New Year or oshōgates. This post is a summary of the … Continue reading
One hundred years ago, today,1 a remarkable event happened in the Western Front of the World War I (第一次世界大戦, dai ichi ji sekai taisen in Japanese): on Christmas Day soldiers on both sides of the war stopped fighting, shared presents, … Continue reading