Jiggle Friday

As I was cycling around my neighborhood yesterday, I noticed two of the sakura trees had bloomed.  So of course I stopped, got off my bike, and snapped a picture.  And it was a great reminder of how even when the world feels like it is in chaos, we can still count on nature to reassure us

Go to the Mat!

There is a famous line in Francis Ford Coppolla's, 1972 Academy Award winning film "The Godfather", that says, "We go the mattresses".  This line was made famous again in Nora Ephron's 1998 romantic comedy, "You've Got Mail".  Essentially, "go to the mattresses" is an expression that means to prepare for battle.

SEISEN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

Learning to Love, Loving to Learn

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Published June 2017

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It has been so much fun writing a biography of Sister Asuncion Lecubarri, now 95 years old. When I interviewed her from March to June, 2016, I came prepared with my notepad and recording device. Sometimes, when I had barely sat down for a cup of coffee or a chat with her, she would launch into the most intriguing story without the prompting of a question, and I would need to "scramble" to keep up with her enthusiastic explanation and record the account as she spoke without effort or pause. She is the primary source for the content of the book before you.

Suzanne Kawasumi: Preface

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