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Hello all and welcome to my most excellent web page! My goal in adding this page to the WTS is to entertain my fellow toasters, and maybe even a small segment of the rest of the Web. I'll endeavor to add something new every week, so keep checking in, or look for my announcements on "What's New".

My offerings will fall into two categories: First, original works; artwork, music, photos, or writing that I'm collecting here for self-publication on a scale unimaginable a few years ago. Hopefully, the world's collective yawn won't totally blow me over, but I think you'll enjoy it if you've gotten this far. Second, Stuff I Found On The Web, brought back and held up to the light for your enjoyment. There's a whole underground world of music publication on the Web through a device called "MIDI", and I have a link page or two of my favorites for you to cruise. Also, in commenting on an issue or interest of mine, I'll write some essays filled with links for you to read.

Go directly to the corners of my electronic world by using the navigation bar appearing at the top of this page, or jump down below this section to find out what I've added this week. I'll also be experimenting with time, allowing you to scroll through previous weeks' versions of my pages where appropriate.

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Hello all. Got my japan photos back! It's been unexpectedly challenging to get today's photos posted; I guess that's what happens when I don't own my own equipment. Many thanks to Kristin and Andy for helping me get these uploaded tonight! A story and some pictures are posted below. In the meantime, here is this week's nanofic:

Biff and Baff's great adventure

Biff and Baff slipped out of their basket one night at the Doll's House Museum. They scampered about sheet metal streetscapes, antebellum rowhouses with working candles, and rode the elevators of a mexican villa. Suddenly the museum opened. They froze, hoping nobody'd notice. "Look Daddy," the little girl said, "The mouse puppets are only $5."

Biff and Baff are actually real mouse puppets that we take with us on many trips

The mice in Japan

As you can see, they made it all the way to Japan!
The mice

Biff and Baff

The Doll's House Museum mentioned above (I couldn't bear to put it as a link in the story) is described in the following article: http://www.washingtonparent.com/articles/9708/dolls.htm. It's a great place, you should check it out.

So, we were wandering around Nagasaki with my sister, trying to get to the Garfield House, when we unexpectedly found a whole Miyazaki store! And in the middle, a life size Cat Bus! We squealed with delight and bounced around the plush interior, taking photos until the next (native) happy fans of Totoro came along to repeat our actions almost precicely. The next day, we were off to the forest preserve island of Yakushima, where Lisa saw the Totoro movie for the first time as we stayed in the cedar panelled country youth hostel there. The next day we climbed the mountain in the rain (it is sunny only 10 days a year there) and encountered several thousand-year-old cedar trees and some wild monkeys. It was definitely a serendipitously magical couple of days!
The Cat Bus! Inside!
The Cat Bus!
Cora and I. It was every bit as plush as you'd expect inside.
A fuzzy phone in the same store
In the tree
Umbrella thing
A very old tree we hiked to in the forest preserve on Yakushima.
Cora and Lisa doing the Umbrella Thing by another great cedar on Yakushima.


Other corners of my annex:

Play my MIDI links!
(why and how)
f1.7, Charles Dickson's Photo Essays

Future Links:

The Lisa Joy Adulation Page
Original Music by Number 12
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