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Postbox Haiku and Paintings – Japan Cottage Musings

Rocking a plaid track suit, Dave catches up about an exhibit of postbox haiku and paintings at pal Mac Kobayashi’s goat farm and in Shibuya by dDesign and shares the story of the post box haiku and painting plus details of: Kathmandu, Nepal; Muscat Oman; The Vatican, and Olympia, Greece (including accompanying postcards of course) and riffs about importance of personal archeology and making things for future generations while drinking including coffee and jamu and digression about persimmon chutney.

Special ahoys to Gary, Beth, Arild, Jared, Erin, Sandra, Lance and especially you.

Postbox haiku exhibit corner at Rural Caprine Farm (more to come)


dDesign Okayama exhibit blurb

More about Painting / Haiku ~ exhibit intro and round-up (preview)

+ new postbox Haiku in *unconfidential* kokoro postcard (variations)


Artifacts (youngtime): Class Photos, vol. 2 – Prince Charles Elementary, 5-6 + extras

What follows are class and extra-circular club/activity photos from Prince Charles Elementary School in Surrey (Whalley), BC, Canada. 

Note: I moved to this school from Harold Bishop in the middle of Grade 4 – i attended Mr. Thiel (who was Principal iirc and also taught a class as a pinch-hitter – something to do with the previous prinipal having a heart attack while chasing errant children…) at Harold Bishop and then Mr. Chandler’s class at Prince Charles – due to the vagaries of photo scheduling, no photo exists.

Note: i was technically closer to Cedar Hills or Senator Reid elementary school but Mom wanted me going to Prince Charles as they had a reputation for being a “top school” with special rigorous programs and activities. I was in a lot of activities (cross-country, band, chess, indoor track, library, science fair) but not sure if this was the case. Regardless, i won *all* the prizes there

Grade 6 in 1981-82, Ms. Flindall

Annotation re: Grade 6:  i remember this being a fun year and i recall a load of these folks. And whoa, a lot of “middle part” hair. I lived at 12310 95th ave which was a dead-end and featured a great area for street hockey games). Cedar Hills and Senator Reid schools were both closer but i attended Prince Charles Elementary as it (apparently) featured more extra-circulars and advanced programs and walked to school about 40 minutes.

Grade 5 in 1980-81, Mr. Reimer

Annotation re: Grade 5: scant recollection of this year aside from Mr. Reimer being a serious and thoughtful teacher, primarily for science topics.

Note: Grade 7 is missing, this was Mr. Tiffenbach’s class and the year i won *every* award possible including the Citizenship Award, Run for Fun, and the Science Fair (Rushmore/Tenenbaum-esque :)). Continue reading Artifacts (youngtime): Class Photos, vol. 2 – Prince Charles Elementary, 5-6 + extras