Hiatus for rest of May

I’m traveling to Croatia for SFeraKon (very excited!).

This blog — minimal as the posts have been for the last three months — will be on hiatus until June, including the Remembering Japan posts (the latest one can be found here), which will start up again on Fridays in June.

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Remembering Japan: 1945 – 1946: Chapter Twelve: The “Singers”

From October 1945 to June 1946 my father, a Navy signalman, was stationed in JapanĀ  at Toriga-saki by the town of Kamoi, at the entrance to Tokyo Bay. He was then nineteen years old, a young Danish-American man from rural Oregon. The experience made a profound impression on him and he spoke of it often.


In Chapter Twelve, a memorable encounter in the market while on the hunt for a chess set.


Chapter Eleven: Madame Butterfly

Chapter Ten: Japanese Hot Tub

Chapter Nine: A Social Call

Chapter Eight:The Cold War Begins?

Chapter Seven: The Toriga Saki Fleet

Chapter Six: General Douglas MacArthur

Chapter Five: Japanese Signalmen

Chapter Four: Work and Play

Chapter Three: Kamoi

Chapter Two: Harbor Entrance Control Post Toriga Saki, Tokyo Bay

Chapter One: The Sea Devil to Japan.

Introduction can be read here.