Author Archives: rurikia

Book Review: The Buddha in the Attic

The Buddha in the Attic Otsuka, Julie 2011, Vintage Bought off the “local interest” shelf at City Lights during a brief stop in San Francisco, and read against the context of having visited Manzanar and the OK hotel in Seattle, … Continue reading

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5 Days at the (Bohemian Studios) Barre

There comes a point in the midst of life when things are clearly no longer what they were.  For me, that manifested itself in a sudden increase in pant size from 32 to 34 to 36 inches, and the actual … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Accusation

The Accusation Bandi English translation of 2014 Korean original by Deborah Smith, Grove, 2017 Subtitled “Forbidden Stories From Inside North Korea”  the bright propaganda poster cover certainly drew my attention whilst browsing Elliott Bay Books, and a few glances inside … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Snow Gypsy

The Snow Gypsy Ashford, Isabella Lake Union Publishing, 2019 Spain, April 1938: 14 year old Lola takes the family’s goats and heads up to the mountain pastures for them to feed.  As she returns later in the day, a late … Continue reading

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Random Food of the Day

Yuzu Shio Ramen with a side of Takoyaki at Kizuki in West Seattle

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Random Food of the Day

Economy class dinner on Delta between PVG and SEA.  They do seem to have improved things since the last time I was on one of their longhaul flights.

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Random Food of the Day

Because, well, why not add fiber to cola?  (I did not give it a try).

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