I Don’t “Watch” Movies

I am an old movies fanatic, but I don’t “watch” these films: I experience them.  It’s not enough to just stare at the images and listen to the sounds that emanate from the audio tracks. A worthwhile film should envelop me. I should lose myself for those few hours. That is what the best of films do.  I give my eyes, ears, heart and soul when I enter the celluloid universe. Since film incorporates two of five of our senses I’ll break down how I technically experience film into two categories: Look and Listen. Read More I Don’t “Watch” Movies

A Quick Glance At Tokyo Street Fashion, Summer 2011

Recently, I spent four days in Tokyo and had the opportunity to check out what was happening on the streets with young Tokyo women.  Many were proud to show off their sartorial sense despite the sweltering humidity of a Japanese summer when energy consumption has been decreased due to the nuclear disaster of Fukushima. Read More A Quick Glance At Tokyo Street Fashion, Summer 2011

Middle-Aged Sartorial Situation

I am officially middle-aged.  I declared it so because my firstborn son graduated high school and is about to turn 19.  With this next phase of life, it’s time to establish a style that’s in tune with my chronological age and middle-aged form.  Read More Middle-Aged Sartorial Situation

The Search for Family Roots or Adoption: Taiwan Style

During the winter, a Tumblr friend and fellow Persephoneer, Ipomoea, posted about researching her family’s roots. Others responded with info about themselves, their genealogies, and family stories, and this led me to reflect on my own family’s history. Read More The Search for Family Roots or Adoption: Taiwan Style

On Father’s Day–to a Father Who Has Passed

Dear Dad,

It’s Father’s Day.  And you’re not here, but I’m not unhappy that you’ve passed.  No, it isn’t because you were an abusive or deadbeat father.  None of that. In fact you were outstanding in your lovingness, loyalty, devotion, and care.  Read More On Father’s Day–to a Father Who Has Passed