Saturday, June 1, 2013


what I’m talkin’ about.

stairwell stencil

Friday, May 31, 2013


and have a good mood weekend!

stop making cents

We needed a dime to call our Mom.

Laundries wanted quarters.

Cigarette machines were 35 cents and never checked ID.

And pinball drained take-home pay one nickel at a time.

Now we have change we can believe in!

22.9 luggable pounds on a calibrated digital scale.

And have a great weekend!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013


“like the tick tick tock of the stately Clock”

Night and day, you are the one.

Only you beneath the moon or under the sun.

Whether near to me or far, it's no matter darling

where you are. I think of you

night and day.

Day and night

why is it so?

That this longing for you

follows where ever I go?

In the roaring traffic's boom, 

in the silence of my lonely room

I think of you.

Night and Day.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

feeding the Mongol horde

asuparabēkon (アスパラベーコン), asparagus with bacon 

Yakitori is a Japanese specialty. Little pieces of meat or seafood are skewered and grilled over charcoal or searing cast iron.

The Mongolian Mutton grill pan is essential, so of course I had to have one. The fat drains down the curved sides yielding a crisp delicacy everytime.

We shopped the Toyko commercial kitchen district...

...until I found this cast iron beauty on the dusty shelves.

At twenty six hundred and four yen it cost just under $26.00.

Amazon offers them for a few dollars more. 

But nothing beats one you found and lugged all the way home, yourself.