Miraculous Gift of Sunday

Whimsical Crumbs of Writing as They Happen…   

Reuniting with an Old (Abandoned) Friend

Reuniting with an Old (Abandoned) Friend

Last weekend, a certain realization hit me and I decided to adopt a kind of new outlook on life. I won’t go into detail here, but among the things I’ve decided to incorporate into my daily schedule is…

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Stiltsy

Stiltsy

Early one morning last summer, we stumbled upon this elegant, sleek, white bird in the river while crossing a rather lonely, dingy bridge around 5:10 or so. As soon as Doc noticed the bird, he…

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太宰メモ – 富嶽百景

太宰メモ – 富嶽百景

太宰治の傑作『富嶽百景』から個人的にイイと思うところばかりをあげていく。この人は暗いと思われがちやけど、ホントはこういうのも書けるめっちゃめちゃおもしろい人なのだ。

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安吾メモ (2)

安吾メモ (2)

坂口安吾「大阪の反逆—織田作之助の死—」より、安吾メモ (2) として引用文を載せていく。志賀直哉をけちょんけちょんに糾弾している部分。志賀直哉というと「小僧の神様」…

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Leftover-san

Leftover-san

If you’d like to join in on a little theater as I present my strange fascination with leftovers, please strap into your seatbelt and ride with me for a moment. It’s an appreciation not unlike a love affair…

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Next Project

Next Project

I’m currently translating Doc’s “The Rubber Band King of Lopatcong” into Japanese. Alongside other translation works we’re putting into English, and that are progressing in tandem, this project is what I feel most passionate about and it is occupying the entirety of my mind at the moment. This might sound weird, but I love…

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A woman, Philosophy, & Sweets

A woman, Philosophy, & Sweets

Comparing an amazing piece of literature to food, especially luscious, cheek-melting chocolate or caramel frosted cookies, is something a dorky woman like me is inclined to do. So, reading Nogami Yaeko and discovering she has…

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安吾メモ (1)

安吾メモ (1)

坂口安吾「大阪の反逆—織田作之助の死—」より、鉛筆片手に気づいたら傍線だらけになっていたので、そこからパーツに分けて引用文を紹介したいと思う。安吾メモ (1) として冒頭から志賀直哉をコテンパンにやっつけるところまで。

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Dictionary Dork

Dictionary Dork

People have hobbies. Some are into music, others like gardening. My brother, for example, is into cars. He can be forever out there in the garage fixing up and messing with his scrap cars. My friend, Mina, likes Doraemon, so when she…

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My Little Artist

My Little Artist

Art is everywhere if we extend our antennae to sense it. In the street. At the shop. Or, on the bus. If polished daily, our antennae stay bright like sharp knives, and we will surely be able to pick up, appreciate, and savor life’s beauty. You certainly don’t…

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