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Letter From Chur 2

The second in an occasional series. Once again written E.B.White style.

I knew things were different here on my first visit just about a year ago, I arrived at a very small town for my interview. As I got off the train, I had to take an underpass walkway to get to the other side of the tracks. The train station and environs were already very clean, but nonetheless halfway down the stairs there was a worker, dressed in heavy duty reflective green/yellow pants and top, with a power washer hosing down the stairs. Just to underline the obvious: this tiny community has the resources and desire to make sure the steps at the underpass at the train station are kept quite clean. Continue Reading

A Tale of Two Fingers….and One Tendon

November, 2009 – Belmont, California My Japanese garden machete is from Soko Hardware in San Francisco. Soko is one of those urban hardware stores where in addition to finding screws, toilet plungers, and extension cords, there‚Äôs a large selection of white paper lamp shades, pottery in dark blues, greens, and golds; metal teapots, and craft… Continue Reading

Letter From Chur

The first in an occasional series. The last Saturday in January, mid-morning, I left Montpellier. It was cold enough to wear a down vest under my long coat; where I was going would be much colder. The transfer at Mulhouse was uneventful, if awkward: moving my luggage (a massive rolling suitcase, a backpack/duffle bag, and… Continue Reading