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There are Crystals in Stone and Pressure in Snow So Are Snow and Stone the Same January 27, 2014: [caption id="attachment_80440" align="alignright" width="500"] Photo by Tanya Rosen-Jones[/caption] As snow falls again thickly out the window I wonder twice. First that it is a wonder at all that it snows in the winter, so quickly and fully have I adjusted to the new reality of climate change, though that it should have snowed so well in early [...] by

Basho and His Interpreters April 23, 2013: Beautiful book, if you can get a hold of a copy: Basho and His Interpreters (Makoto Ueda, Stanford University Press, 1992). Listen to how it works: • Top of each page, a chaste translation, in three lines, of a Basho haiku. • Underneath: the Japanese original transliterated into Roman letters + a word-for-word translation. • [...] by