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April 25, 2007


John Caddell

One of my favorite things is a vintage Bill Blass tuxedo that I bought in a New York thrift store some fifteen years ago. I wonder who else wore it, what they looked like, how they were built (it needed alterations to fit me), where they went in it. The fact of its having a life other than with me gives it power and meaning.

York and Sophy

Thank you very much for your nice column about us and Japanese culture!

Ulla Engeström

Thank you for the inspiration! :-)

Ulla Engeström

John, thanks for the comment. I was glad to find your blog.


so this is a japanese word and concept? interestingly, the maori culture of new zealand has the same word with a very similar meaning. in maori, mana is associated with things, but more often with people. more on maori mana:


Hobby Princess!

Did you know philately is the hobby of the kings


Is it also the hobby of the Princess?

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