Kazuko

grazie cuz: Kazuko Miyajima died yesterday, Hana’s mom, with minor edits or no edits u can fwd this2Erin and Ryan . . . there is no need2update me . . Kazuko was the most popular baby name for Japanese girls 1931 the year Kazuko was born she was a traditional Japanese girl during her childhood in Kobe (Kobe is on the Japanese sea and the home of Kobe beef also where Kobe Bryant got his name) in what was probably an arranged marriage Kazuko married Haruki and honeymooned on a one-way vacation to Italy, while so much of Kazuko remained Japanese it’s her kitchen and cooking that became most Italian with a rotating and ever-evolving menu that Hana remembers from childhood with over thirty different meals, cooking, shopping and meal-planning were central to Kazuko as it is for Hana and eye2day, she was a gr8 mom and gr8 mom-in-law2me thoughtful and very funny w perfect comedic timing w expressions that leaves me smiling now and at unexpected moments, Hana got a warning call from Hajime that Kazuko was in her final hours, and death followed at daybreak in Italy and after midnight here yesterday Kazuko’s death certificate will match her birth certificate 松本 数子 different only by Japanese Kanji v Roman letters Matsumoto Kazuko, Hajime will handle the cremation of Kazuko’s body, and for now her ashes will join Haruki and Hana’s childhood dog, Chibi, on the piano of Hana’s childhood home near Lake Como in northern Italy, Hana and eye have no immediate plans, but we will visit Hajime and Rosa in the months to follow . . Ryan: Erin: ciao Tommy btw if Kazuko would have lived to July seven she would have celebrated 90 dear Cuz: some times death news is delivered w out sensitivity of the surviving fam, but Kazuko’s death is different aided by the time zones of Tokyo, Como, and California, Hana is on the phone now w Michela a childhood amica so who, how, and when ppl learn of Kazuko’s death remains in Hana’s control, which is best . . . u wr part of this . . grazie cuz ur reliable and sensitive grazie1000 ciao Tommy

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American banking w Indians

amigos: Carolina of TD bank called today x plaining all three of us have2b present2open a business checking . . . so not practical TD also requires proof of address in the mail instead of the print fr internet documents eye presented . . . eye have an appointment nxt week w Capital One and the all-present is possible, but not likely w Capital One, so wr not cancelled w Capital One yet . . . Banco Popular requires a NJ certificate, so when the bankofamerica check clears we can consider paying 125 USD to the state of NJ making us eligible for Banco Popular . . . mañana if eye have time b4feeding hungry New Yoquiños eye’ll visit Wells Fargo or Chase ciao Tomas

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Lidl and Costco

middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel «« Yes, Esperanza, we were at Lidl in ur barrio when Hana and eye sent a selfie. Ask me for a link to the fresh Wall Street Journal youtube on Costco marketing and merchandising strategy, which is timely, because they’ve beat the pandemic. It talks about membership that Lidl does not have, but random bargains that Lidl has like twelve packs of AA batteries when eye needed one 9V tonight. My comparison of Lidl and Costco is a stretch, but if you watch the vid and you sample the browsing style of the shoppers in the Lidl bargain section, then ur sure2get wat eye mean. »» about me 302-990-2346

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IOS auto-curated vid

middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel «« IOS auto-curated vid

w out human prompting by Hana or me Apple IOS curated this vid from the archives of pics on Hana’s iphone . interesting to me is the bad and good choices auto made by Apple there is a pic that looks like eye’m holding Hana against her will that wud not have been approved by me but but but Apple made many gr8 choices eye wud have overlooked this is wat getting another chance at marriage love and life looks like »» about me 302-990-2346

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Michael Che Israel

middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel «« Michael Che got blowback that continues about his joke: "Israel reports half their population is vaccinated . . let me guess the Jewish half.” Here is an oversimplified version of the appropriateness of Michael’s joke. If he is bashing Jewish people for being Jewish it’s wrong, and he should never have made the joke, but if he’s bashing the Israel government, then, like all governments, criticism is fair — especially if true. Michael’s joke is true if Israel vaccinated the Jewish people of its population while overlooking the not Jewish people. According to a youtube vid I watched by “Empire Files” Michael Che was correct . . . Israel vaccinated Jewish people while overlooking the not-Jewish people. This ¿Truth? comes in the interpretation of Israel’s borders. First it must be accepted that a significant population believes Israel does not exist, so all borders are disputed, but widely accepted are the 1948 borders. Golan, West Bank, and the Gaza strip are disputed. Israel claims this land is theirs to build settlements, and govern, but most governments do not recognize these lands as Israel, and the not-Jewish people living there don’t recognize the Israel government. These people living in the disputed territories are not vaccinated making Michael’s joke true if one believes these not-Jewish people in the disputed territories should be vaccinated by the Israel government. »» about me 302-990-2346

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Putin puppets

middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel «« Putin’s only denial that he poisoned Navalny was Putin’s claim that Navalny’s death would have been certain if it was state sponsored. Dear kind readers: What I would like to accomplish with this text is to have you quit reading, and watch the fresh Vox youtube about why Putin wants Navalny dead, but in the event you keep reading I’ll give you one bite of Vox. Sincerely, Tom Doody. Navalny persuaded his followers to: “smart vote”, which goes like this: Navalny can’t get on the ballot nor can any good candidates. Only Putin and regime puppets are allowed on the ballot. Putin knows the alternatives to him will not win, so Putin uses these puppets to give an illusion of an authentic election. Smart voting Navalny style tries to get a puppet elected. Instead of all of Navalny-ripe angry voters diluting their votes among five candidates, they campaign for a Putin puppet. It pissed Putin off, and like other rich or influential Russian who piss Putin off they’re in prison or dead or poisoned. Navalny was poisoned, and now he’s in prison. »» about me 302-990-2346

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GrubHub fun again

middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel «« The fun has returned to NYC bicycle food deliveries. After I was warned about being slow the stress of pressured deliveries terminated the fun replacing it with stress. With only a mild reduction in my slacking and a small modification of how I handle slow kitchens the fun is back. Nice weather and kind customers made deliveries fun last night. Ironically the slowest kitchen was one of the fast food kings, Burger King, which robbed me of time and paid me little, so money was below average. Best of all was my upgraded helmet light, which charges on USB, and lights the balloon a top making compliments abound. Many of my customers say they “like hat”, but that sort of doesn’t count, because there’s a strange exchange with a moment to exchange food and a few words, but . . . small talk goes to my lighted balloon. In addition, mostly women, but just over half with the most unexpected from a young man who looked like the Latino equivalent of a young Allen Iverson. I was burning time under a scaffold with limited space shared with the Citibike station, and he passed near me complimenting my lighted balloon. Prior, my balloon would get ignored with depleting disposable aaa batteries, but now . . . now . . rechargeable USB — delivery is fun again. »» about me 302-990-2346

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eye met Rush

middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel «« Rush Limbaugh died, and I disclosed for the first time that I had met Rush. It was 2003, and I was at the Meadows in Wickenburg Arizona. I was a guest of family week, and Rush was a patient recovering from drug addiction. Rush graduated from the program without softening an edge, and he continued to blow hard to his massive audience. Rush used a pseudonym, which I used for him, but I knew who he was, and Rush knew I knew. Though I was given no specific non-disclosure rules about Rush I applied the broad: “don’t talk about the people here”, and I knew a celebrity, “don’t talk” was especially important, so I never disclosed this secret to anyone . . . even Hana. Adam guessed who the celebrity was after crossing my Meadows’ date with research, but I declined to confirm. Adam was my first call today, and I told Hana moments after. »» about me 302-990-2346

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Latifa

middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel «« Dear kind readers: Please, I am begging; I’ll do anything, por favor, allow me the chance to get you to stop reading my text, and search: Princess Latifa of Dubai. Sincerely, Tom Doody. As a Princess of Emirates Royalty she had privileges like a Brazilian personal trainer, but the Princess wanted to escaped, and her personal trainer helped. She planned her escape that got her free from Dubai into international waters, and with jubilation she declared, “I am free”, but . . . it’s an ugly story. What might be the most incredible detail of Latifa’s escape plan was her just-in-case vid. It is almost unimaginable that anyone planning an escape takes time to plan for failure. The mental condition of someone risking a dangerous escape can block him or her from considering failure, but Princess Latifa did. The Princess not only considered failure she planned for it with her just-in-case vid where she detailed her plan, and she sent the vid to trusted friends (foreign, por supuesto) to publish if she failed. The escape failed, and the Princess was bound, drugged, and returned to Dubai where she lives, “happily with family” according to her captures. Dear kind readers: BBC is one of many good sources on Princess Latifa’s failed escape. Sincerely, Tom Doody. This story has aged, but is headlines today, because that just-in-case vid is public. »» about me 302-990-2346

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scorched-earth business

middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel «« Dear kind readers: If you’ve ever had reason to complain about a customer service representative, and you also think you have never given a customer service representative reason to complain about you, then you might read to the end. Sincerely, Tom Doody. From my archived experience and today’s experience here are three things that cause a lot of complaints: ONE: Pop Secret Popcorn TWO: Fedex THREE Optimum and FIOS. Pop Secret comes from the archives of my experience as a food scientist. It was my first job as a professional with a university degree, and my employer bought Pop Secret. Prior to the purchase all big products were homegrown. Suddenly Pop Secret arrives with growth, profitability, popularity, and complaints. The company measured complaints: “complaints per million”, and ten, twenty and fifty was high, but the newcomer, Pop Secret, was in the thousands. The executives charged with quality were beside themselves with fears of ruining the company’s pure reputation with high complaints . . . and severe complaints with microwave fires, and kids burning themselves with hot oil. “This cannot stand” it seems many were feeling and saying, but . . . cautiously considering the financial scores of Pop Secret. Fedex: Dear kind readers: if you were to tap the search in the twitter app swipe Fedex with a tap on latest you’ll see many angry tweets in a short period of time. I did it prior to this post, and over two minutes there were eight angry tweets. The one that makes me smile and choose my activities carefully when waiting for Fedex is: “heard the bell, ran to the door finding a note and seeing the truck drive away. Like Pop Secret, Fedex kills it while pissing a lot of people off. Optimum and FIOS have angry tweets like FedEx though not as many. To an angry person, especially a mom whose ER-prone kid has an oil burn, it is unimaginable that Pop Secret survives. With no ability to contain her anger the mom has reason to feel if others knew how dangerous this product is then the product would die. Doing CSR for products/services in this scorched-earth business style is terrible. These CSRs feel attacked call after call, letter after letter, tweet after tweet. If the angry consumer knew they were in one of these success-despite-high-complaint products then she or he might be less angry. The trick is to think ecologically aka thinking about an organism in relationship to its environment. If an angry person were to think ecologically, then, “I know Fedex delivers millions of items daily without a problem” might be expressed by the angry person rather than rushing into the enflamed shit express on twitter minute by minute. »» about me 302-990-2346

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