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Last Update: September 7, 2012


My Maiden Snorkeling Adventure

I was apprehensive, yet excited! The thought of snorkeling was very appealing to me in spite of the fact that I have never been fond of the ocean nor had I ever lived near a beach. My only exposure to snorkeling had been on television or in the movies.   Read More!

South Okinawa's Most Exciting Dive Site

Dive Site: Bolo Point This site should be considered only for diver's with ADVANCED LEVELS OF EXPERIENCE. This week we move out to one of the most breathtaking salients on the East China Sea coast of Okinawa.   Read More!


Why Crow Over Victory

In the letter Why Americans Honor their War Heroes Guillermo and Danielle Guillen say that Japan’s war heroes were shunned and outcast after the Second World War. Was this not exactly what happened to America’s returned Vietnam Vets? It seems countries honor their combatants only if they win a war.   Read More!

US Bases Are a Burden

It is a commonly voiced opinion that if the US bases were dismantled, the Okinawan economy would suffer greatly. This is not true.   Read More!

Steering Wheel Aggression

Why do people who are known all over the world for their courtesy and politeness suddenly become the most inconsiderate of creatures when they get behind the steering wheel? Although numerous studies have been conducted on Driver Aggression all over the world, I have not seen transformation of character of peoples, to the extent that I have seen here in Okinawa. If you have ever been caught in a traffic bottleneck in the middle of the rush hour or stuck in a narrow alley because someone decided to park improperly on the side of the road, you will know exactly what I mean.   Read More!

Sleazy Shows Damage

There are cultures that are not as “liberal” and “free” as in America but the much sought after American television surreptitiously introduces our standards and our way of thinking to those cultures in a very “irreversible way”. You cannot just have CNN coming to your house via satellite television; you’ll have other channels and particularly, other shows that will come into your house through that open window.   Read More!

Corrupting Crystal Ball

Television is a crystal ball that reflects the culture and norms of the society to which it belongs. It is also an open window through which the rape of another culture begins.   Read More!

All Morals and Respect

When it comes to morals and values, by today’s standards, I am a dinosaur. I believe that morals and values are the anchor that keeps humanity from floating away into the animal kingdom.   Read More!


Taste of Little Piece of Hawaii

When most people think of Hawaii, they think of the beaches, the luaus, and the tropical atmosphere. Lost in thought over such a paradise, many never think about the wonderful foods of the islands.   Read More!

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