Never Forget Project in Santa Barbara

This 9/11 anniversary event is called Never Forget Project. There were 2,977 miniature American flags on display to commemorate the lives lost during the terrorist attacks 15 years ago. Never Forget Project take place throughout the United States. My city Santa Barbara, California provided beautiful West Beach for this event. Read more about Never Forget Project.


The Way of Buddha

How Does a Buddha Receive Negative Feedback?
If there’s one thing most of us hate, it is unsolicited advice or criticism. It hurts our feelings; We’re not prepared to hear it. We didn’t ask for anyone’s feedback, and we bristle with resentment. Rooted in this negative mind-set, anger bubbles up. All this makes it so hard to learn from unasked-for-counsel.

The compassionate scholar and monk Shatideva here urges you to let go of your ego and recognize the value of listening to other people’s feedback, perhaps ‘especially’ when you didn’t ask for it. If you give in to resentment, you learn from no one. If you are grateful, you learn from everyone. If you truly want to be wise, you will view everyone as your teacher. The most important lessons you need to learn may come from very unlikely sources. Listen carefully when someone gives you an admonition: it may be the Budddha talking to you.

IMG_2493LRIMG_2495LRIMG_2505LRTonight’s Mr.Hamada’s workshop of Resolving Life’s Problems Through Buddhism, Class 3: Resolving Work Problems.

French Festival

A friend of mine’s friend was visiting from France and she wasn’t too happy about our French Festival. “None of these are really French!”, so she said.  I thought the French Bakery was French enough to me. I got myself a lemon pie. French_011LRフランスから遊びにきていた僕の友達の友達が、フランス祭りについて、すこし腹をたてていました。”ぜんぜんフランスじゃな〜い”とのことでしたが、ぼくにとっては、おいしいレモンパイは十分にフランスしていました。

Here’s some kind of dance performance on French SeductionFrench_091LRセクシーなフランス誘惑のダンスの一部です。

She was singing in FrenchFrench_009LRフランス語でちゃんと歌を唄っていました。

Only 5686 miles to France (9150 kilometers)French_018LR

Definitely not FrenchFrench_097LRフレンチダンサーではなくて、ベリーダンサー


The Renaissance represents a period from the 14th through the middle of  17th centuries in Europe.



The French GuillotineIMG-20160717-WA0006ギロチンにての最期


More images from Santa Barbara’s 28th French Festival

アルゼンチン フェスティバル




ことしで2回目の、小さなフェスティバルでした。 Argentina031LR




Building Websites

No, I am not a web designer but I do like design things and building things in three dimensional world.  A friend of mine needs a web site re-build for her water/environmental related company.  I looked at Network Solutions and she has her eye on WordPress.  We are going to explore now. Stay tuned.

Webdesign, Layout, Website

Browser, business, cms, computer, css, usability, design, designer, domain, ebusiness, engine, entwerfen, firma, forum, link, homepage, hosting, html, internet, it, kommunikation, open source, layout, media, network, online, optimierung, optimization, footer, Header, search, seo, software, suchmaschine, suchmaschinen, technologie, titel, web, webdesign, webhosting, webmaster, webseite, website, world, wide, web, wort, www, xhtml

やばい! ホームページへ行き着けない

Network Solutions っていう会社がぼくの、ホームページを運営(?) してくれているのだけど、あたらしいバージョンを作った途端に、行けなくなってしまった。電子メールを、おくって、たすけてくれ〜と、悲鳴をだしているから、そのうち、こたえが、かえってくるとは思うのだけれども、もうすでに2日?3日目。まあ、週末と重なったってのも、あるのだけど、あした月曜日はまたらんらく、とらなきゃ! まあ、そのあいだは、みなさん、ここをクリックして、僕の、新しいサイトをチェックアウトして下さい。IMG_2995LRBGsp