Tuesday, November 24, 2009


When I was walking downtown recently I came across this vine growing on a fence. It surprised me to find such a delicate-looking flower in mid-November. But things have been pretty warm here overall -- the begonias and coleus in the flower bed outside my building haven't frozen yet, either.

I had dinner with my friend Joe last night and caught him up on the drama in my life. His dog died at about the same time as Armenia, so we could commiserate over the loss of a pet.

Did I mention I'm reading "Schulz and Peanuts," a biography of Charles Schulz? I've always loved Peanuts, even though the strip made less and less sense in its later years. I still have a few Peanuts paperbacks from childhood, and the minister in the Presbyterian church I attended as a kid always used a Peanuts strip to illustrate some point or other during his sermon. It's easy to forget how deeply Charlie Brown and his colleagues were woven into our culture in the 1960s and '70s. In fact, watching "A Charlie Brown Christmas" remains one of the highlights of the holiday season for me!

And speaking of holiday season, I've created another book of my photography -- the promotional badge is to the right. I'm giving it as a gift to family members. Click on the badge to preview the book!


  1. Beautiful, quiet book Junryu! When I occasionally see your photos edited together as a book, or on the Village Zendo journal, I'm always surprised at the power.

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  3. Vines are tough asses, they really are.

    How are you? Still swirling? xx

  4. I'm finally caught up on your entries for the last few days. You seem more calm now. I love the new book!

    I hope you and Dave have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  5. A handsome book, Steve ... and a great idea, besides. :)

  6. What a cool idea to make a book for everyone. I'm sure they will have good thoughts of you every time they look at it!

    Now how about that graffiti book?

  7. the new book is wonderful. fun to see familiar pics - your family and friends are going to be delighted!!

    have a good thanksgiving holiday!