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A Golden Temple and Infinite Pi (Kyoto: Part 5)

I promised to continue my travelogue, in which our adventures resumed in torrential rain.  We were thoroughly soaked by the time we reached Kinkakuji (金閣寺), which became a Zen temple in 1408. The lavish Golden Temple originally had been one component … Continue reading

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Paper Prayers (Kyoto: Part 2)

A cushioned cadence graces the phrase so many people have spoken since Jim’s diagnosis: we are in their thoughts and prayers. Neither of us was concerned about religious confluence; there are so many kinds of prayers. I am especially fond … Continue reading

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