One Lone Pine Tree

BY EJP February 18th, 2012 • 0 COMMENTS

On March 31, 2011 you will drive from Nagoya to Kamaishi with a man named Peter who is a missionary at the Nisshin Christian Church near Nagoya. Along with you will be his teenage daughter, and a nurse named Hitomi. You’ll be there for three days of volunteer work. Most of that ...

Hurry. Hurry. Hurry.

BY EJP December 30th, 2011 • 0 COMMENTS

From earthquake to tsunami to volcanic eruption to typhoon to flood, no country in the world is as prepared for a natural disaster as Japan. These events spot the natural history of the archipelago like acne spots a teenager’s face, and the Japanese certainly should be prepared ...

Missing Yesterday

BY EJP October 26th, 2011 • 0 COMMENTS

You’d hate for anybody to think you’re a complete pussy. But you’re a complete pussy. You can’t drink for shit. You’re still hung-over from your night in Sendai. It was two nights ago, and you still haven’t recovered. And last night in Tono didn’t help, in spite of all you ...


BY EJP October 6th, 2011 • 1 COMMENTS

On Friday, March 11, 2011 at 2:46 in the afternoon the largest earthquake to ever strike Japan will send yet another huge tsunami this way. That tsunami will wipe Owada-san’s fortress of a house off its perch like a bulldozer knocking down a birdcage. It will destroy not only Ow ...