Monthly Archives: July 2011

Let’s Get Grandmama to Eat it- She’ll Eat Anything.

When in Japan, the host orders food for the group who are then required by the rules of social etiquette to eat whatever fare this person selects. During Grandmama’s visit, I was sure to order japanese┬áspecialties which never fail to … Continue reading

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The Battle of Big Buddha- The Clampitts invade Nara

The day Grandmama, the Offspring and I embarked upon the trip from Kyoto, Japan to Nara began like all other site seeing days- breakfast, back pack loading, coffee chugging, whipping the Offspring in order to get them out of bed, … Continue reading

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The Day of Zen Buddhism That Almost Killed Grandmama – Too Much Kyoto For One Day

A wise man for whom I worked shared insight in to my flawed personality during a performance appraisal for the previous year during which all objectives had been successfully achieved. Although worthy of banner waving, he gently explained a concept … Continue reading

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