Monthly Archives: August 2014

Sushi, it’s what’s for Breakfast

Waking up at 5:30am is tough.  Really tough but it’s what you have to do to if you want to experience what is the chaos of the Tokyo Fish Market. Actually I lied – we snoozed so we didn’t hit … Continue reading

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Yasuda – Raw Fish from the Iron Fist

Several weeks ago I was lucky enough to score a reservation at the critically acclaimed sushi bar founded by Naomichi Yasuda.  Yasuda-san, originally from Japan, has recently returned after spending 25+ years in New York to try his luck in the … Continue reading

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Butting Heads with Swiss Cows

Staying at Au Club Alpin in Champex-Lac, Switzerland turned out to be one of my all time travel experiences to date. Champex-Lac is a sleepy, ski town that during the summertime receives little summer visitors. While we had anticipated just … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week – Fireworks

I’ve been really getting into the RAW processing tool – DXO Optics. Reading their tutorial on how to adjust the program for fireworks, I was inspired to touch up a old photo I took back in 2013. DXO does an … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week – The Temple of the Three Windows at Machu Picchu

It is believed that the Temple of Three windows (previously five in total) represented the three mythological caves from which the Ayar brothers, children of the sun, stepped into the world. Inside the remains of the temple is a carved … Continue reading

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Scooting Around With Cancer

In reading A Tale for Time Being by Ruth Ozeki, I was moved by the narrators desires to share stories about her great grandmother, a Buddhist nun who is more than one hundred years old.  While my mother is neither Buddhist or … Continue reading

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