The weather is now warm enough that I
quite nice and I enjoyed the day
Usually, we change over the winter
tires on the car some time in April.
That didn't happen this year because
of the COVID-19 business, so I dropped
the car off at the shop and walked
of Japan podcast on the Buddhist monk
Nichiren. I highly recommend the
episodes and has covered almost every
aspect of Japan's past. Unfortunately,
the episode did not discuss the issue
that I was interested in -- which was
the apocalyptic variant of Nichiren
followed by some of the officers of
Japan's Kwantung Army in Manchuria,
War II in Asia.
After lunch I walked back to the shop
and picked up the vehicle. It's
usually a very busy place, but it
time. No one's driving. I've only put
one tank of gas in the car since
mid-April and I suspect most other
as much either.
evidence of the great slowdown
everywhere you look.
There are definitely fewer people out
and about. But there's a lot more
natural noise. The birds are back.
They're everywhere. I've been noticing
the declining bird populations for
-- and hear -- them again!
The air is much clearer too and the
aspects of this when the world goes
back to it's normal industrious self.