Kyoto: Solar generators and solar water heaters (photo) have been popping up on the roofs of private homes. The nuclear plant catastrophe made the people realize the importance of self-reliance and accelerated the trend forward even during the persistent economic recession. A nurse told me that she had spent ¥2,000,000 ($26k) and had installed a solar generator at her house. I asked her if electricity was very expensive in Japan. The monthly bill was under ¥10,000 ($130), but she added, "I did it in order to be kind to the Earth."
En-route by bullet train to the north, Mt. Fuji revealed its elegance. I was disturbed by the fact that snow was yet to be seen on top of the highest mountain of Japan. I felt as if the national symbol were advocating the nation to be much kinder to the Earth. Smoke from the tall chimneys appeared ironic.
My computer graphic teacher, who has been producing charming illustrations in Paris.
My mentor. His encouragement always boosts my energy.
Jewish Pioneers of the Black Hills Gold Rush
My writing in my portfolio was polished by Ann Haber Stanton, the author of the above book.
Othmar F. Arnold
A radical thinker, whose aspirations are similar to mine.
My Past Photo Albums