July 17th, 2009
Stealthily sneaking through both Eastern and Western culture, the ninja have captivated the imagination of people for centuries. Modern pop culture sees ninja in anime such as Naruto, numerous computer games, and the Tom Cruise epic The Last Samurai. Though no longer trained in the black arts of assassination and espionage, the ninja at the …
PHO GARDEN — Fee Fi Pho, Yum!
February 3rd, 2005
by CJ Waggon CHARLIE JAKE, the Mikado’s gone!” It was Joe on the horn. He’d come back for a visit and wanted to go look up an old friend at the Mikado cabaret. Famous place, it was, back in the ’60s and ’70s when Akasaka was hoppin’ more than a gunny sack full of Mexican …
Okinawan memories and newfangled chow
March 5th, 2004
by Charles J. Waggon Charlie, I’m so glad to , find you. But I have some bad news.” The e-mail was from Mary. Her daddy Dwayne’s an old buddy. Last saw him around ’74. Served a lot on Okinawa, married a local woman, stayed put when he commissioned out after ‘Nam. Dwayne had passed last …