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Typing Intentions + Annotations (with coffee), New Year 2021

Typed for the record and placed on the altar of importancy

Intentions (some, not all) and Annotations (various)
for 2021 / Reiwa 3

Did a little live streamed hang out while banging out some big picture themes and a bunch of practical to-do tasks {as well as a note to self}.

Fiddled with Lettera 34 typewriter to get it operational and then talked my way through various big thoughts and practical plans for the year ahead including a “note to self“ that I won’t get all these things done but I’ve *come so far so fast – so, so “steady on davey, steady on.

Anyway, lovingly – if not perfectly – typed on hemp paper on my erstwhile custom letterhead / and now up on the altar for the kami to help.

Video: Come spin through the video spiel if you have a notion. {It’s over on the face space to see how I got to this point}. Let’s try (gets rolling at :20 min after i silicon up the machine)

{embed not possible due to background music it seems / incidental fair use?}

Summary: Evolutions, not Resolutions, slowly slowly > Your creativity is not going away anywhere, you have decades ahead, first build a foundation & then castle that’s above

The Results ^ note: please lend me a hand – whether it be practical or encouragement – I am wide open to advice and good vibes, truly.

Ichiro: card #34 “ofuro” (birthday suits) / 8.16

Ichiro: card #34 “ofuro” (birthday suits) / 8.16

Ichiro: card #34 “ofuro” (birthday suits) / 8.16
#IchiroOlson / card no. 35 of series #io

I’ve been practicing my whole life for this… we will go to so many sento, onsen, rotenburo – hot springs everywhere together.

PS is the moustache more Ned Flanders or Jimmy Buffet?

Ichiro: card #33 “jazz lounging” (with drums) / 8.15

Ichiro: card #33 “jazz lounging” (with drums) / 8.15

Ichiro: card #33 “jazz lounging” (with drums) / 8.15
#IchiroOlson / card no. 33 of series #io

Note: (sometimes) I think we pretty much had a kid just so he would have to start a band, whether he wants to or not. I’ll be the old rock ‘n’ roll dad making flyers and standing at the back with earplugs (who am I kidding? I’ll be up in the riding the rail at 70 years old ha ha)

Ichiro: card #32 “wake me up with the…” (morning herb / 8.14

Ichiro: card #32 “wake me up with the…” (morning herb / 8.14

“Wake me up with the…” (Morning Herb)
#IchiroOlson / card no. 32 of series #io

Ichiro: card #31 “2 passports (for now)” + hat pin and pencil / 8.8

Ichiro: card #31 “2 passports (for now)” / with hat pin and pencil / 8.8

‪Ichiro card #31

Today: swept kura grain barn studio > application for various citizenship certificates & passports > listened to Talking Heads with Ryoko Olson + bath time with this remarkable dude Ichiro Stanley Thorvald ‬

PS possibly hard to believe but… he’s even cuter in real life. Continue reading Ichiro: card #31 “2 passports (for now)” + hat pin and pencil / 8.8

Ichiro: card #30 “passports outtakes” (for peace) / 8.6

Ichiro: card #30 “passports outtakes” (for peace) / 8.6

Ichiro Stanley Olson! card # 30
Adorable outtakes from DiY passport photo

The big reason I care about preventing war, effectuating peace, spreading kindness, earnest education, honest dialogue, endless kindness, practical empathy, sincere respect.

(more about peace: UW 3>s Peace / Alternatives are Unworthy (Remembering Nagasaki)

 

Ichiro: card (bonus) “Team Zissou Storytime” (vid capture) / 8.5

Ichiro: card (bonus) “Team Zissou Storytime” (vid capture) / 8.5

Steve Zissou inspired storytime with baby Ichiro Stanley in tatami room, Tsuchida, Okayama, Japan

Ichiro: card #29 “1st draft pick” (for Canucks) / 8.3

Ichiro: card #29 “1st draft pick” (for Canucks) / 8.3

Ichiro Stanley card #29
Our #1 draft pick

(Watching Game 1 of Canucks vs Wild in NHL Stanley Cup, play-in round)

Ichiro: cards #25, 26, 27, 28 “leisurely moments” / 7.25-29

Ichiro: cards #25 “contentment” / 7.25-29

Ichiro cards / #’s 25, 26, 27, 28 / Are You Collecting?

Featuring lounge chair and other leisurely moments

25-29.7.2020

Ichiro: cards #26 “hand model” / 7.25-29

Continue reading Ichiro: cards #25, 26, 27, 28 “leisurely moments” / 7.25-29

Ichiro: card #24 “Papa and Ichi” (insta) / 27.7

Ichiro: card #24 “Papa and Ichi” (insta) / 7.23

Hey Buddy, we made it through our first month!

We’re getting pretty good at stuff (especially bath time and singing ridiculous songs to you). 

In this snap, we are discussing plans to watch summer hockey. plans to watch Summer Olympics thwarted obviously, but, *the universe works in mysterious ways* and Lil Stanley and I will be enjoying breakfast time hockey starting very soon.

Also, I came here to say that Ichi-Stan turned “one month old” on the 23rd, I am the proudest papa ever and love to kiss his little head.
More coverage of our “one month birthday“ rituals (shrine, grave!) now available coming soon, I know you’ll wait patiently.

PS today is father/grandfather‘s birthday #65 (more to come…)

Ichiro: 1 Month / 23.7.2020 (shrine, grave and various annotations)

July 23, 2020 Ichiro Stanley Thorvald Olson hit the one month mark since birth.

For the record: born June 23, 2020 (Reiwa 2), 16:24, Sun Clinic, Okayama, Japan, 3064 grams. 

As is tradition in Japan, we visited a Shinto shrine – though due to various safety concerns, we did not go to the originally planned shrine (Kibitsu jinja – map – we visited back in January before he was born) or Munetada jinja (where we were married which was our back up plan) – instead just stayed in the neighbourhood and went to the big Torii gate of Tenshin jinja with the parents (but did not climb the endless stairs to the top). Then… Clap clap bow bow say a few words to the kami and (of course) snap a few snaps (10 of which are compiled below). 

Then, as was the tradition throughout the pregnancy, we visited grandpa Ichiro’s grave to give it a clean, light incense, and have a conversation to him including introducing his a little namesake. This providing the opportunity to see 4 generations of the family legacy all at once (in a manner of speaking). PS Grandma Tomiko will be interred her on Aug. 19th. 

To be thorough, Ichiro’s name comes from a combination of his grandpa, Ryoko’s best university sensei (Hongo-sensei), and the desire to have a name which is familiar to western minds and emulates the cross-cultural excellence of the noted baseball player.

Then, my best pal and the fellow who made all of this possible by introducing Ryoko and I, the goat farmer Mac Kobayashi came over for a big sushi dinner and then hang out in the barn studio to listen to records (Built to Spill, Mudhoney, “Father” John Misty, Dan Mangan, Chet Baker…) which is a whole other story.

Anyhow, what follows are a few general notes about our wonderful little dude, basically annotations and observations from his first month. Continue reading Ichiro: 1 Month / 23.7.2020 (shrine, grave and various annotations)

Ichiro: card #23 “grateful” (Life & Peace) / 7.22

Ichiro: cards #23 “grateful” / 7.22

I know 2020 is really hard for lot of folks, but, tomorrow my son turns 1 month old and I’m so unbelievably happy to be his papa, so proud of my incredible powerful wife, grateful for my in-laws, and so glad I have a home (& 3 yr visa extension).