Monthly archives of “December 2015


A small seaside town outside of Tokyo is home to a one-of-a-kind Buddha statue. As I approached the statue, I was awestruck by its size and age. With some trepidation, I entered its belly through a door. I’m not Buddhist, yet I felt a spiritual […]


You can never replicate certain kinds of food in your kitchen. And why would you want to? They either don’t have the same appeal as the store-bought or aren’t worth the hassle of making them from scratch. But hummus is not in that category. The […]