Category Archives: Japan

My biscuit tin bonsai

If I were to design my own perfect biscuit tin bonsai, it would have moss and ferns in it. Big flat stones or interesting pebbles. A few fallen maple leaves. The bark of a big tree. If my bonsai were … Continue reading

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What I would like to capture in this virtual space are moments of joy. Like the moment C.S. (Jack) Lewis’ big brother Warnie squatted down beside him, perhaps breathless, shirt tail coming untucked, holding in trembling, grubby hands a tiny … Continue reading

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Sweet picture

This sweet face and little imploring hands touch me deeply on several levels, not the least of which is the fact that the mask is decorated with cute little bunny rabbits in an attempt to give a playful touch to … Continue reading

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The Reynolds Family, the Nuclear Age–

–and a Brave Wooden Boat. This is Book #3: INTRODUCTION This book is a compilation of personal memories first written as newspaper or magazine articles or posted on my blogs, quotes from Reynolds family books long out of print, particularly … Continue reading

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MUM: The Conscience, Courage, and Compassion of Barbara Reynolds

This is Book #2. INTRODUCTION I asked her once why she was nicknamed Mum “You called me that,” she said, “when you were little.” Mum (see Wikipedia: Barbara Leonard Reynolds) came a long way in her 74 years. You’d never … Continue reading

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My first elephant

“Even if only the people in your writing group read your memoirs or stories or novel, even if you only wrote your story so that one day your children would know what life was like when you were a child … Continue reading

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Other February landmarks

The 2nd of this month was also my spiritual birthday, the 50th anniversary of my being born again in Tokyo. And tomorrow is the 24th anniversary of my mother’s going Home. If I hadn’t received Jesus Christ as my Savior … Continue reading

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