Category Archives: Yoshio’s email

Extra 5 Years

Hi Everyone,   We are living longer. There is no doubt about that. According to Marc Freedman’s article in the Wall Street Journal, a person turning 65 can expect to live an additional 19.3 years on average – almost 5 … Continue reading

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Tipping Point

March 19, 2016 Hi Everyone,   I was awakened by a call from the CEO in London. He wanted me to go to Mexico that day. He said that the plane ticket for a 8:00am flight to Mexico City would be waiting … Continue reading

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Powder Day

February 20, 2016 Hi Everyone,   POWDrrrrrrrr! That was all I could think of. It snowed seven inches overnight on top of a few inches the other day. I had to calm down and consciously drive slowly to avoid anything … Continue reading

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Coffee Farm

February 6, 2016 Hi Everyone,   The concept was simple. We wanted to move to where we would like to live for the rest of our lives, and then find a way to live there. We decided to move to … Continue reading

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Act of Small Defiance

  January 3, 2016 Hi Everyone, We were taking a company car to one of our sales offices in Tokyo. It was raining and not an overly upbeat day to give a pep talk to the team of sales staff … Continue reading

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Summer Waves

Hi Everyone,   To me, summer in Vermont is like a calm peaceful ocean on a cloudless sunny day. Perfectly nice day for most people, but a disappointing and somewhat sad day for the surfers who are waiting for waves. … Continue reading

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Reinvent

Hi Everyone,   How do you reinvent yourself? By now, you probably know what you like about yourself and what you don’t. When was the last time you had a significant and noticeable upgrade to those things you liked about … Continue reading

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Hi Everyone,   When I was eight years old, all proper middle class Japanese boys my age had to go to a few after-school activities. If I had a choice, I would have rather played baseball until it was dark … Continue reading

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Lucio’s Plan

Hi Everyone, “So, Lucio. Do you have a contingency plan?”, asked Gregg. “What do you mean by a contingency plan?” “Pirates on the high seas. What would you do if you encounter pirates on the Indian Ocean?” “I will surrender … Continue reading

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Snow Rider

    Hi Everyone,   Early season at Stratton Mountain, I caught up with a Ski School instructor on the chair lift to the summit. We’ve already had one snow storm in November, which dumped 13 inches of snow on … Continue reading

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