A new project of mine that I have begun working on is organizing PechaKucha Night events in Santa Barbara (California).
While I was living in Tokyo, I was fortunate enough to attend several PechaKucha Night events at SuperDeluxe.
Website for PechaKucha Santa Barbara: http://www.pknsb.org
Learn more about PechaKucha from the global website here: http://pecha-kucha.org
Have recently gotten back into incense.
It started by finding a great wood incense box and incense amongst the redwoods during a road trip to rural Oregon.
I am finding that Japanese incense is my favorite due to the scents, and that it tends not to be too strong in smell, and it reminds me of the time that I spent living in Japan.
Relaxing on the sand.
I have been going to this beach since I was a kid, and it still holds the spot for my favorite.
Photo taken on January 10, 2012.
Doing a bit of reading at night with a new book from the Jōdo Shinshū temple in Santa Barbara: The Teaching of Buddha (bilingual JP/EN)
And a bit of music I was listening to in the same night.
He talks about Santa Barbara on this track.
Click on image to listen.