Sensible and responsible comments to news items and rebuttals to gossip, hearsay, and malicious untruths. Anecdotes and Observations.

Location: Mission, British Columbia, Canada

I was in Japan from July 1991 to August 2003. I taught English to every age group. My registered name in Japan is Akira Moritani. In Japanese, the last name comes first and the first name comes last. My Japanese name means forest (mori) valley (tani) brightness (akira). The brightness is in the sense of light.

Friday, September 29, 2006


True, great friends are more than platinum. They are rare and priceless. The market is out there, but the seeker must look hard and be very discerning.

One ad years ago stated that 'Happiness is a battery-operated Snoopy toothbrush', but I say: "What about the real thing?" What about a real big plush toy copy of Snoopy or an actual dog that looks like Snoopy?

Do not settle for facsimiles when the real thing is attainable. A true friend is someone, who will comfort you and support you through thick and thin. A true friend will bail you out if you need to be bailed out. A true friend will reproach you when you need it. A true friend will laugh and cry with you. A true friend will listen to you, talk to you, and talk with you. A true friend is someone, who wants you to reciprocate this same respect.

When a true friend dies, you feel a part of you dies,too.

With a true friend, you live your life to its fullest and live the true friend's life vicariously and involuntarily. True friends possess one another without ever demanding, expecting, or forcing this possession. True friendship is a symbiotic relationship.


My friend, Stuart, was rendered homeless on June 8, 2006. It is now September 29, 2006. He has been homeless for nearly 4 months!. The system does not seem to care. There is some hope, though. He may get some financial help in 3 weeks. So far he is not starving. In his country, there are many who want him dead. Having said this, help may be too late for Stuart as it often is for many homeless people.

Keep up the fight, Stuart!

Monday, September 25, 2006


I have a very good Canadian friend, named Stuart Bennett, who is in grave peril. He is fighting a system of very corrupt, politically linked lawyers. They seem to own the public. They are capable of getting a court order put into effect without getting a judge's signature and without any judge's knowledge. They are able to intimidate anyone and everyone. Stuart understands the law so well, he actually is a source of intimidation to these self-styled lawyers.

My friend, Stuart Bennett, may pay with his life for his fight, but if he does not fight he will die. Stuart is homeless because of this battle. This group of lawyers and Stuart's father will not allow Stuart to have gainful employment. Stuart has several great companies wanting to pay him large quantities of cash, but all of this has been blocked by Stuart's father and these lawyers and possibly the politicians linked to these lawyers. These people want to either control Stuart or they want him dead. These people will not even allow Stuart to date anyone. In addition, all those people, who want to help Stuart have been blocked by Stuart's father and this group of government lawyers.

If Stuart Bennett dies, he wants everyone, who supported him, to know that he loves them dearly and he wants his fight against these government lawyers to continue.