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Miracle Earthquake Survivor
NAGAOKA, Japan - Yuta Minagawa, a two-year-old boy, drinks milk during breakfast at Nagaoka Red Cross Hospital in Nagaoka, Niigata Prefecture. Yuta was rescued from a car 92 hours after it was buried by massive boulders in a landslide triggered by the M6.8 quake that killed 36 people on Sat. Oct. 23. Both his mother, Takako, and his three-year-old sister, Mayu, perished in the accident. Photo was provided by the hospital. (Kyodo)
Boyfriend Arm Pillow
another reason for Japan's
record-low birth rate?....
by artist Tsuyoshi Ozawa
(courtesy of Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo)
lay me down in the river
and wash this place away
break me down like sand from a stone
maybe i'll be whole again one day
lay me down, lay me down
maybe i'll be whole again
lay me down, lay me down
maybe i'll be whole again
(lyrics to the 1st track entitled "Lay Me
from the new "Crosby*Nash" album)
Click here to hear a 45-sec. Real Player sample
Visit the land of the rising sun.
And stay for the sunsets.
A Totally Self-Sufficient Toilet
This environmentally-friendly toilet along the
cycling course in Tokyo
uses solar panels and a windmill for power generation, collects rainwater for
hand washing & flushing, and has a specially-designed outside wall surface which
facilitates vine growing to help keep the building cool.
(Attention all you old fogies: reminisce back to
the 50's with the words of the Statler Brothers)
And while the world goes hungry..........
Cabbage Patch Blues
Cabbages are piled in a field in Tsumagoimura,
Prefecture, before being destroyed to adjust the supply
of the vegetable and prevent a fall in market prices.
The village, which produces about 3/4 of the cabbages
consumed in the Tokyo metropolitan area, has had a
bumper crop this year because of almost ideal growing
weather for the vegetable. A total of 4,080 tons of cabbages
in Gunma, Nagano, and Yamanashi prefectures will be
disposed of in exchange for state subsidies.
Last Wed. morning I received this receipt
from the cashier at a convenience store
where I often shop. I had been there the
previous Fri. when I forgot my change,
a 50-yen coin which they had saved for me
and taped to the receipt. Just one example of
the numerous reasons why I truly love this country...
Click here to solve a cute puzzle
THE SENILITY PRAYER
Grant me the senility to forget the people I never
the good fortune to run into the ones I do,
and the eyesight to tell the difference.
Chiba Marines Stadium
(over 400 images)
Take me straight to the Exciting Photo Gallery
Exciting Japan Photos
Exciting Texas Photos
Exciting Mountain Photos
Exciting Disney Kid Photos
Exciting Halloween Photos
Exciting Friend and Family Photos
More Exciting Friend and Family Photos, Page 2
More Exciting Friend and Family Photos, Page 3
Exciting President George W. Bush Photo Gallery
Exciting Mt. Suisho-dake & Mt. Washiba-dake, Northern Japan Alps
-----------------A TRIBUTE TO DAD-----------------
(Dec. 22, 1932--June 7, 2004)
-- take the tour through the almost 50-year career of one of the
best fast-pitch softball pitchers who ever walked on this planet --
(website updated Sept. 11, 2004)
Also, you can read dad's obituary
A very funny TV commercial
Bill Maher's New Rules
Worlds: The Universe Within
View the Milky Way at 10 million light years from the Earth.
Then move through space towards the Earth
in successive orders of magnitude until you reach
a tall oak tree just outside the buildings of the
National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Tallahassee, Florida.
After that, begin to move from the actual size of a leaf
into a microscopic world that reveals leaf cell walls,
the cell nucleus, chromatin, DNA and finally,
into the subatomic universe of electrons and protons.
The End of the World
|Attention all stargazers !! If you're interested in satellites or astronomy, you've come to the right place! Their aim is to provide you with all the information you need to observe satellites such as the International Space Station and the Space Shuttle, spectacular events such as the dazzlingly bright flares from Iridium satellites, as well as a wealth of other spaceflight and astronomical information. They not only provide the times of visibility, but also detailed star charts showing the satellite's track through the heavens. All their pages, including the graphics, are generated in real-time and customized for your location and time zone.|
Firecracker Day to you !!
(Oh, you mean it's not the 4th of July yet? Darn....)
ALL WIVES: Wanna be sure of pleasing your man?
Then "The Good Wife's Guide" is a must read !! (he-he)
For Adult Males Only !!
Risque Jokes, Photos, and Cartoons
Feeling a bit down? Click here to boost your spirits with the "Automatic Flatterer"
How to identify
if your cow has MAD COW DISEASE
(courtesy: Mr. Lenny Burns)
A really cool Honda Accord advertisement
An Amazing Clock that follows your mouse pointer around the screen
The Magic Pinwheel
The Leader of the Free World
DRINK MORE BEER -- It's GOOD for you and HERE'S the proof !!
Click here to blow up Osama Bin Laden
The Flash Mind Reader
The History of the "F" Word
Engrish.com -- Engrish Favorites from Japan and around the World
Remember when musicians dressed like THIS? (he-he)
The Industrious Clock
absolutely HILARIOUS cartoon of George W. Bush.....
you just GOTTA check this one out !!
Lady Liberty Fireworks
You Don't Know Jack Schitt
there was ever any question as to which brand
of soy sauce you should use, here's your answer.
the first time ever, a camera mounted to the Atlantis space
external tank offered a view of the ride to orbit on Oct. 7, 2002
Some new features you may need on your computer
Earth Lights from Space
(It may be over, but the dancing never ends!)
The Dancing U.S. Presidents
The Parade of Stars
Fireworks over Tokyo Bay
3D Rotating Clock
Las Vegas Striptease Girl
(a virtual slide show)
The History and Lyrics of the Song, "The Yellow Rose of Texas"
Smiles to Help Brighten Your Day
George Carlin's Latest Theory on Life
Paradox of Our Time
by George Carlin
The Twilight Zone page
(the original splash page for www.garywolff.com)
of the Bible
(if you have PowerPoint & a high-speed connection,
it's worth the wait....trust me)
(hey, WHAT'S wrong with being a COWBOY, anyways ??!!)
Another Version Here
-- Flight Day 15 -- Columbia Space Shuttle Mission STS-107,
a music video essay by Chris Valentine
(Background music: "Imagine" by John Lennon)
U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell's 12 Rules for Life
very moving and inspirational "Interview with God" presentation
(The words to the poem can be viewed here)
Do not be discouraged. There is hope for us all.....right now.
(Set your priorities. Take care of your rocks first.)
What is the Meaning of Life?
Inspiration and Hope
Tips for Success
Free (To Wear Sunscreen)
by Baz Luhrmann
Going to College
Life's Many Little Lessons
of Faith in an Apocalyptic Age
by the Reverend John Donald Craig
(Jan. 3, 1915 - Nov. 1, 2002)
A Vanished Friend
The Most Beautiful Flower
Summer of '99 is Over, but the Memories Linger On........
(a short slide show)
of the Week
(from Metropolis, Japan's No. 1 English Magazine)
Vending Machines of Japan
Documentary of Kamagasaki, the largest slum in Japan
(by Shannon Higgins)
TokyoDV -- News, Photos, Products, and Online Videos from Japan
Japanese Streets -- Exclusive Shots of Japan's Trendy Street Fashion -- 150% Cool
Cherry Blossoms in Japan
here to see some spectacular fall scenery
from the Northern Japan Alps
Live Concert Schedules for Some of My Favorite Tokyo Musicians:
Bottleneck Blues Band
Donna Burke & Bill Benfield
More Tokyo Concert Info
Just How Crowded IS it on Toyko Trains, Anyways?
Gary's Tokyo-Houston News Beacon
What's Newsworthy in Japan These Days?
Live Minicam View of Mt. Fuji
(Japan Time = GMT + 9 hours)
Rob's Japan FAQ: Know Before You Go
(Visiting or relocating to Japan? Get your questions answered here)
(fine photographic images of Japan)
More Japan Links
More Tokyo Links
well there's no little bouncing ball, nor color-highlighted text,
but you've got the words and the music, so.....Get After It !!!
An appeal for PEACE,
issued over 30 years ago by John Lennon.
Place in the Sun
(an awesome, breathtaking sunset with background music)
Full Moon Fever
(with "Everything I Do... I Do It For You" by Bryan Adams)
Phil Collins in Concert -- "Do You Remember?"
to One of my Favorite Songs Here --
"Open Arms" by Journey
The music and lyrics of the
famous song "Happy Xmas"
and message of peace by John and Yoko from 30 years ago !!
The Yellow Rose of Texas
Web Site Bookmarks
Gary's Past Life in the States
Previous Versions of this Welcome Page:
Happy Summer !! (2004)
In Loving Memory of Dad--1932-2004 (June 2004)
Golden Week Boredom (2004)
I Love Spring !! (2004)
Mars Rover Photos -- February 2004
New Year's 2004 ("2003--the Year in Pictures" photo collage)
Christmas 2003 (Blue Santa Gary)
The View from the Top of Japan -- Fall 2003
Japan is NOT a Safe Country !! -- Summer 2003
Operation Iraqi Freedom -- Spring 2003
A Special Tribute to Space Shuttle Columbia -- Feb. 2003
Christmas 2002 (Santa Gary)
Fishing, Climbing, C&W Dancing -- Fall 2002
Fuji-Xerox World Cup Soccer Ad -- Summer 2002
Body Sculpting in the Northern Japan Alps -- Fall 2001
Cherry Blossoms along the Tama River -- Spring 2001
Email to President George W. Bush -- Feb. 20, 2001
Happy 21st Century !! -- New Year's 2001
Japan's Spectacular Fall Colors -- Fall 2000
A Summer Night in Japan -- Summer 2000
New Year's 2000 (Geisha Gary)
Fall '99 (Ricky "Gary" Martin theme)
Summer Fun in Japan -- Summer '99
Spring has Come (春が来た) -- Spring '99
'98 Nagano, Japan Winter Olympics
Original Home Page published January 27, 1997
Well, I guess that's
all for now. Thanks for visiting.
I sincerely hope this web site has been a culturally rewarding experience for you (joke).
The site has grown considerably since it was first launched in Jan. '97 and
it is unlikely you will be able to see everything in only 1 visit.
So please bookmark this site and come back when you can stay longer.
Or as they say in Texas,
"Y'all come back now, ya heah?"
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