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March 7, 2015

My son Theo has been taking karate on Friday afternoons for the last 4 years now. His teacher, Robert, is a terrific instructor who trained in Korean martial art called Tang Soo Do, which is very similar to the karate developed in Okinawa and Japan. 434 more words


WGC Cadillac Championship

Paul Casey returns E/W money and profit from the Honda Classic, and could have so easily forced a playoff with a better second shot on 18. 890 more words


REVIEW: Sushi Passion

The Great Western Arcade is a lovely little thoroughfare just opposite Snow Hill Station that’s undergoing a bit of a renaissance, after years in the wilderness with little to offer aside from good old Druckers. 619 more words

So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen Goodbye Yakushima

From knowing my leaving date to actually leaving Yakushima all happened in less than a week. I had no other option but to count my time left in terms of the number of daily jingles I had to endure! 1,379 more words



The geiko, swathed in fine cloth, passes beneath coarse fabric panels.  She is about to disappear behind the noren curtain into Ichiriki, Kyoto’s most famous teahouse (though it has little to do with tea). 194 more words


Danish actor pulls out of the Bridge

One of the most popular partnerships in Scandinavian TV history has come to a premature end. The Danish-Swedish co-production The Bridge has just been re-comissioned for its third season.

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