A haiku written back in October 2020 in memory of Tom Petty and the release of his album Wildflowers & All the Rest, which includes music left off the original album back in 1994. I did not think Wildflowers could get any better. I was wrong.
Greg VessarI love music, I love to travel, and I love to write. My blog "A Thousand Miles from Kansas" combines all three. I am a Kansas boy and an educator on sabbatical. I have lived in many places around the globe and I currently live in northern Japan. Journey with me as I combine my loves of music, travel, and the written word as I navigate through life.
Samurai, Kiwis, Brits, and Cowboys: A Thanksgiving Tale
Thoughts on a “Friendsgiving” of the past.
Haiku #116 (RIP EVH)
We lost Eddie Van Halen on October 6, 2020 and, truth be told, I am still processing his death. I have been Van Halen fan since I was in the ninth grade. He was a guitar virtuoso and he literally changed the way rock guitar was played.
Back patio thoughts as Misawa gives me an unexpectedly warm day today! I’ll take it as the snow will be here soon. Winter is coming!
Woke up to a surprise dusting of snow in Misawa today! It continued to spit snow off and on all day. A bit too early for my liking! I guess it is that time of year and the snow will fall…in heaps all too soon!
Often my thoughts wander into melancholy on my back patio.
I heard a loud squawking of crows the other day to find a murder gathered around a crow that had died. It seemed as though they were grieving and then plotting a revenge!
A photo and haiku of a lone bus stop chair in northern Japan. Recently published in Dust Poetry Magazine!
The days have been rainy and are now turning cold. Misawa winter is right around the corner.
Typhoon Dolphin has been pounding the eastern coast of Japan.