Knitting: Blue Shirt

2011-Sep-30 keiko1981 0

I began knitting in February of 2009 when I was watching Hakusen Nagashi (白線流し). Since then I’ve done two scarfs, one gray and one red, and a red cap.
Now I’ve begun with a new project, a blue shirt.
I hope I haven’t taken on a too hard task.

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A Change of Grace: Chapter 7

2011-Sep-29 keiko1981 0

Title: A Change of Grace
Chapter: 7 of 41
Author: Sheryl
Rating: PG-13
Excerpt: Josh stuck to the shadows, slipping off his cap to arm sweat from his forehead, grimacing at the wet curls. God it was hot. And the encroaching evening did little to ease it. Where was this kid going? Josh quickened his pace, careful to stay well out of sight. Who was this boy? He was so strange, his manner of moving so odd, his behavior so bizarre!

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A Change of Grace: Chapter 6

2011-Sep-29 keiko1981 0

Title: A Change of Grace
Chapter: 6 of 41
Author: Sheryl
Rating: PG-13
Excerpt: Taylor bolted upright, the sudden noise jolting him awake, startling him badly. Eyes wide, sleep draped mind still unable to process, he stared wildly into the air as the incredible racket went on and on. Clattering, clanking, screech of metal on metal, sharp crackings, shouting voices… what on earth was going on out there? Shaking his head, knuckling at his eyes, he quickly aimed for the window, leaning out… bursting into sudden amazed laughter. “A traffic jam! It’s a traffic jam!” Some things never changed, and he gazed with surprise and delight at the tangle of carts, wagons, horses, pedestrians, bicycles… listened with easy familiarity to the cussing and shouting going on. “New York. It’s always been… it always will be…”

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A Change of Grace: Chapter 5

2011-Sep-29 keiko1981 0

Title: A Change of Grace
Chapter: 5 of 41
Author: Sheryl
Rating: PG-13
Excerpt: Moonlight shone in on the face of the sleeping boy, lighting it just enough for Benjamin to see it clearly. Reaching out gently, he touched his cheek, frowning a little. They’d heard him crying, and told themselves to stay out. If he wasn’t strong enough to deal with this, his loneliness and homesickness, his alienation, he wouldn’t be strong enough to deal with anything else. They’d waited for the door to open, for him to come to them, seeking comfort or release. To their mutual relief, it hadn’t.

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A Change of Grace: Chapter 4

2011-Sep-29 keiko1981 0

Title: A Change of Grace
Chapter: 4 of 41
Author: Sheryl
Rating: PG-13
Excerpt: Was it his fault Tay had taken off? No… He needed sleep, he insanely craved coffee, even though he rarely drank it, and he needed to find his brother. The police were huddled together, discussing options. Zac was all for digging the park into an archeological site, and he was losing patience.

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A Change of Grace: Chapter 3

2011-Sep-29 keiko1981 0

Title: A Change of Grace
Chapter: 3 of 41
Author: Sheryl
Rating: PG-13
Excerpt: Staring into the empty space where his family should be, he found himself willing it into reality. “Please, please, I’m sorry, just come back!” Familiar adrenaline surge, the burn of acid in his throat, and then a sudden unknown tingle… as if all of the nerves in his body were being shocked, and before his tear filled eyes there appeared, misty and wavering, almost but not quite there, the Trump. His shout of triumph was drowned out by the screech of tires and the blast of a car horn, causing him to jump back… into silence. The hotel was gone, the strange electric tingle diminishing. The sound of the angry cab driver’s horn drifted away on a breeze, leaving the boy standing… staring.

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A Change of Grace: Chapter 2

2011-Sep-28 keiko1981 0

It was awfully dark, some of the lights apparently having been dimmed, and he began to fear that being hollered at for wrecking a shot was going to be unavoidable. He could barely see where he was going.
Finally, blessed relief surging in him, he spotted the gate, and sped up a little. “Just another fifty feet and I’ll be home… I made it…”
His feet hit the sidewalk, and he glanced sideways, the city dwellers automatic traffic check, and froze in his tracks. There was no traffic. Early on a summers evening, Central Park West should have been humming with as much traffic as at midday, and yet… it was quiet.

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A Change of Grace: Chapter 1

2011-Sep-27 keiko1981 0

Isaac wandered aimlessly, not sure which direction to take. He knew Tay had a thing for the Dakota apartments. The John Lennon memorial, with it’s pretty view of the building, was one of his ‘places’, but he hadn’t found him there. The words he’d said jabbed at him, and he felt a growing urgency to find his brother. He wanted to talk, to tell him he didn’t mean what he’d said… at least about wishing him dead.

A Change of Grace by Sheryl

2011-Sep-27 keiko1981 0

It was awfully dark, some of the lights apparently having been dimmed, and he began to fear that being hollered at for wrecking a shot was going to be unavoidable. He could barely see where he was going.

Finally, blessed relief surging in him, he spotted the gate, and sped up a little. “Just another fifty feet and I’ll be home… I made it…”

His feet hit the sidewalk, and he glanced sideways, the city dwellers automatic traffic check, and froze in his tracks.

There was no traffic. Early on a summers evening, Central Park West should have been humming with as much traffic as at midday, and yet… it was quiet.

COCO-chan and the beetle

2011-Sep-17 keiko1981 0

COCO’s first meeting with the monster beetle. 😀 The beetle returns! More great videos with the Golden Retriever COCO-chan at gajyumaru234’s YouTube channel.