Challenging Squirrels

How to Squirrel-Proof your bird feeder, sort of.

I love Mark Rober’s videos and this was no exception. Mark designs and builds an amazing maze for squirrels to test how hard a squirrel will work to get some tasty walnuts. I have a whole new respect for squirrels.

If I knew engineering school would enable me to make this sort of mischief I would have been all in.

This is far more entertaining tham most TV shows. Trust me.

Palm Sunday Mass

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Today I watched mass at 9:30 at St. John Cantius, a very traditional Catholic church. I got mixed up and didn’t realize this mass is in Latin and English. Now I’m not reviewing a mass, just describing this one. While there were no live attendees they did have 1300 online more or less.

St. John Cantius’ mass is done in a pre-Vatican II style so the priest doesn’t face the congregation during the consecration. You can watch all of the mass above. The homily can be seen at about the one hour point.

Most of the mass was sung or chanted and the beauty of the church itself is stunning. The gold and wood seem akin to the Chion Temple in Kyoto.

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On Coronavirus

Simon and Martina, two of my favorite YouTubers, show us what it’s like living in Tokyo during the coronavirus panic.

So God Made a Farmer

A beautiful tribute to farmers. Their work now takes a lot of sophisticated knowledge and hard work, Mr. Bloomberg.

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Beijing Subway

What’s it like to work or volunteer for the Beijing Subway? A friend of my friend finds out.

Kudos to this brilliant expat who worked so hard to show us this side of city life.

Interview: Life in a Chinese Labor Camp

A fascinating interview by the maker of a film Letter from Masanjia. I’ve got to track down this film.