I haven't had a in three years, so this new ride is a real treat and luxury to me right now.

protests, political prisoners Show more

Protests, mention of political prisoners. Show more

day 2, the standard substandard performance. See if you can spot when I couldn't stay out of the trees.

day 1. Some inspired play; some beefed putts. I'm generally very happy with this score.

We have a new coffee mug in the shape of a cat head. The tea ceremony student in me reflexively cringes at drinking from the side with the face.

Today my tea ceremony school celebrated hastugama ("first kettle"), which is a bit like the tea ceremony analog to Imbolc. Pictured here is the traditional display of rice, charcoal, abalone, persimmons, and a special kind of tangerine. In the alcove are early-bud willow branches. The scroll says "Today is a day to be liked."

To everyone at I hope you are having a wonderful festive season and are ready to take on 2019 like Gritty takes on a penalty box.

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