The Japanese word for nostalgia is ‘natsukashi’. I like that word. I like the sound of the vowels and consonants. I like how it evokes memory and reflection. Happiness and sometimes sadness.
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.
Song Thoughts: Seven Bridges Road
The Eagle’s cover of “Seven Bridges Road” is on my mind today…along with an old friend.
Haiku #147: Haiku for 2
So many thoughts, so little time.
All students have the ability to accomplish great things!
No Grief is an Island
Grief, when viewed through an objective lens, is simply deep sadness due to loss. But grief is more subjective and is different for each individual’s experience.
Haiku # 145
Another birthday and a world without you in it is still a hard world to navigate at times. Not a day goes by…
Song Thoughts: Comfortably Numb
It is comforting to know the people we share history with rely on the same music as a vehicle to the past. “The child has grown and the dream is gone”…BUT they remember! Roll the sound effects! A shared musical history rekindles “Comfortably Numb”.
Sunday Tea at Cafe CF
Looking for that special special coffee house to escape your every day routine? Try the Cafe CF!
Song Thoughts: Always On My Mind
My dad announces that any Willie Nelson song will work for him. He can’t just choose one?!
Len Dawson and a 7Up
Thoughts and prayers for Len Dawson as he enters hospice care. When I was a young KC Chiefs fan, I had the exciting opportunity to meet Len Dawson. A moment I will never forget.