Why are you crying? / どうして泣いてるの?

Why are you crying? / どうして泣いてるの?

Video of Poemdroids Only performing at the Powell Street Festival. One short poem from a wonderful 30 minute set. Some poems were Japanese only, some English only and some, like this one, wove both languages together. I helped a little bit with the translation, so...
Welcome to the Giant Hairball

Welcome to the Giant Hairball

“Some of us in suits, carrying our briefcases full of important papers and looking like we’re always 15 minutes late for something going on somewhere else, some of us see the beauty too. We see it.”   That was from Mike Todd’s talk at last Friday’s ONExONE. I hope to...
Remembering the Future

Remembering the Future

“You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith, and hope.” ~ Thomas Merton A friend...
Craftmanship, kintsugi and Herbert Dreyfus

Craftmanship, kintsugi and Herbert Dreyfus

There’s a great article over at 3quarksdaily about kintsugi (金継ぎ) and the idea of having a heart to take good care of things (物を大切にする心) . Kintsugi is “the art of repairing pottery with gold or silver laquer and understanding that the piece is more...
Breaking the Fourth Wall

Breaking the Fourth Wall

Friday’s film night proved to be quietly epic. We watched “Oh! Sushi,” Toshimi Ono’s documentary about the origins of the B.C. roll. Things I learned: 1. There are 580 sushi restaurants in Vancouver. Although, a recent Vancouver Sun article...
ポエムドロイズオンリー「月とブランコ」日本ツアー

ポエムドロイズオンリー「月とブランコ」日本ツアー

ポエムドロイズオンリー「月とブランコ」日本ツアー In 練馬区新江古田 4月6日 14:00 ~ 16:00 練馬区 Poem & Gallery Cafe 中庭ノ空 観覧料は無料です!練馬区新江古田にてわたくし、ライブします!ぜひぜひお越しください。...