Kerry — I remember when I first learned that marvellous, heartbreaking word. It was while reading Le Petit Prince, and the word was “éphémère”. Our teacher helped us grasp the meaning by comparing it to a shooting star in the sky, or a sandcastle on the beach. For the little prince, it was an essential part of a life worth living. Standing on the coast near our home, watching my daughter draw a castle...
Portree — The natural beauty of the Isle of Skye, Scotland, is said to have inspired J.R.R. Tolkein as he wrote Lord of the Rings*. It’s the most beautiful place I’ve ever been. Other natural wonders I’ve seen...
Shinano — For J.’s birthday, we took a two-day trip to Lake Nojiri in Nagano. The lake is surrounded by tall mountains, and we didn’t see any unsightly developments. It turned out that C.W. Nicol, a Japanese wr...
The House that Built Me.
Words to Places; Scents to Memories
The Kids They Parented on Weekends
Educating a generation
Returning to something that you left so far in your past, you almost forgot about it.
An old friend
The most beautiful place in the world
In 1996, I was a little Saigon boy watching something I didn't quite understand.
A trip down memory lane
The name of the trail was unfamiliar to me.
As a kid, I loved fishing. Do I want to start doing it again?
Day 34 #100HappyDays: Typewriter
Day 31 #100HappyDays: Soft and fluffy
Holden & Huck...of boys and books
Today, I taught my child to say "ephemeral".
Where I grew up.
The portraits at Gran's
Sleeper trains, where do they take us?
A childhood memory
Laissez les bon temps rouler!