We've been considering a trip to Japan this fall/winter, but Toshi is so busy with so many JASV things we've decided to put it off until next spring after Matsuri 2015 (April 19th is the date to save.)
The first week in December is going to be a very hectic one for us. We will be in Boston for the annual Emperor's birthday celebration one evening. The next day Toshi will be attending the annual meeting of the New England Japan-America associations. We'll have to rush home right after that because the next morning we have to be at the Champlain Valley Fair Grounds to set up for the first day of the three-day Vermont International Festival. Just writing about all of this is kind of daunting.
Yesterday Ricky and I attended the Tech Jam in Burlington. I am not a fan of technology, though I don't follow in Lord Byron's Luddite footsteps, wanting to smash all the machines. But it was exciting to see how much interesting work is being done in this small part of our country. Combining the humanities with technologies is most interesting to me - the potential applications of the technologies. The most exciting thing I saw was the IGlobe, invented by two brothers from New Hampshire. Check out their website.
It is continuing cold, rainy and dreary—the perfect day to curl up with a book. Enjoy!