Weekend Greetintgs (Feb. 22, 2005)

On the way to work this morning, I walked past . . . Gallery Nadeshiko (ギャラリー なでしこ) ⎯ This is the entryway of a gallery of Japanese art, pottery, jewelry and fashions in our neighborhood. After yesterday’s weather of biting cold and snow, the sky has cleared and we can see evidence that spring is near: a blossoming […]

What is a father?

We celebrate father’s day once a year, however we should recognize at all times that without him we would not be. So, to answer the question “What is a father?”, let’s take a look at the origin of the Chinese character for “father” which the Japanese have adopted into their writing system. Children, obey your […]

Music satisfies the soul

Good music is music that has three basic components. When these components all work together, they will captivate the heart. The result can be increased breathing, a thumping in the chest and a relaxation that will result in a feeling of “I don’t want this to end.” Music is one, but is made up of […]