Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Imbibing Bibliophile #21

East Sussex Year Round Walks by David Weller
Bishop's Finger, Shepherd Neame Brewery
On the turntable:  Elton John, "17-11-70"

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Imbibing Bibliophile #20

The Road from Wigan Pier by Richard D. Lewis
Summer Daze, Arundel Brewery

On the turntable:  Diamanda Galas,  "Defixiones: Will and Testament"

Thursday, June 15, 2017


Proclamations of love,
Echoing from the heights.

On the turntable:  Dirty Three, "Cinder"

Wednesday, June 14, 2017


Shattered pottery
And a trace of inoshishi;
All that remains of Nakaya teahouse. 

On the turntable:  The Animals, "Deluxe BBC Files"

Monday, June 12, 2017

Back to School

I've been feeling for years now that the quality of writing for mainstream media has grown terrible. Take for example this article from Forbes. The writer uses the word 'back' seven times in the first paragraph, five in the first sentence alone. Poor writing, and sloppy editing:
"The Golden State Warriors are back in the NBA playoffs, but head coach Steve Kerr is not yet back...and it's because of his back and what's followed since the back surgery that he got back in the summer of 2015. And with Kerr still going back and forth among different health specialists, it's still unclear when and for how long the reigning NBA Coach of the Year will be back at the helm."

On the turntable:  Dr. John, "Goin' Back to New Orleans"

Saturday, June 10, 2017


Curving right
Through the last temple gates,
One step ahead of the rain.

On the turntable:  Desmond Dekker, "Action!"

Friday, June 09, 2017

Imbibing Bibliophile #19

The Buddha Tree by Fumio Niwa
Torpedo IPA, Sierra Nevada Brewing 

On the turntable:  Devo, "Freedom of Choice"

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Imbibing Bibliophile #18

Kokoro by Natsume Soseki
Madonna Alt, Dogo Beer

On the turntable:  Dead Can Dance, "Toward the Within"

Tuesday, June 06, 2017


Each and every step
Brings me closer
To more than meets the "I."

On the turntable:  D.I. "Surfing Anarchy"

Monday, June 05, 2017

Imbibing Bibliophile #17

The Buddhist Writings of Lafcadio Hearn by Lafcadio Hearn
Sorry Umami IPA, by Yo-Ho Brewing

On the turntable:  Dale Watson, "Cheatin' Heart Attack"

Friday, June 02, 2017

Imbibing Bibliophile #16

The Pure Land by Alan Spence 
Grand Kirin IPA, Kirin Brewery 

On the turntable:  Dead Can Dance, "Spleen and Ideal"

Thursday, June 01, 2017


88 Temples
88 Degrees
88% Humidity

On the turntable:  De Palmas, "Marcher Dans Le Sable"