The Moto Ichi-Nichi of the Hiraga Family
In 1938, my mother’s youngest brother at the time, Tsumoru (three years old), contracted meningitis. At the time my grandfather Misao Hiraga was a Singer sewing machine salesman and an elected official of the local village assembly. The youngest child of two of his peers also had contracted the disease. However, in the case of Tsumoru, the doctor expressed his deep regret and said the boy’s life could not be saved.
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Being it’s 8-8-2008 and that it has been half a year since I wrote a true blue “blog,” I feel compelled to do so, just to mark the occasion.
The Beijing Olympics have nothing to do with it, really. Eight happens to be a favorite number since childhood and there are a couple of important things I wanted to share my thoughts on.
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I’ve decided to upload the English version of the “sermon” I gave almost two years ago at New York Center. It has some personal and other information that hopefully some of you out there might find interesting.
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