New Years Day 2007

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Isabella and Calista say hello

Granick Family Christmas

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In this photo, Brad teaches my niece Riley the meaning of Christmas; ripping open gifts while wearing the ribbons from presents already received.

None of my email about the Second Life column was flamey. CNBC interviewed me about it on the TeeVee yesterday evening. Did anyone see that segment?

Harajuku or Bust

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What’s wrong with killing? Everybody has their reasons. — Mitsuko

Dan Gillmor‘s Center for Citizen Media and Student Fellows at our Center for Internet and Society are writing anElection Day Bloggers’ Legal Guide. Bloggers covering the upcoming election can submit their legal questions and Stanford Law School students under Lauren Gelman’s my auspices will answer them.

Brad’s latest, about his lovely Japanese cell phone, is here.

We’re back in the US, but I was out of town this week, so I failed to timely blog my latest column: What’s Next, Ramen Noodles?. Hope you enjoy.

I’m not supposed to be on the internet right now, as I’m “on vacation” in Hakodate (which rocks, by the way).  However, I wanted quickly to post a link to Brad’s column on our new friends at JapanesePod101, a language podcast that’s helped us get through Japan with some shred of grace.  Here’s the story

Tonight is our last real night in Tokyo. We leave for Hokkaido tomorrow morning, and while we’ll be back to sleep over on Friday before our flight home on Saturday, it will be part of travelling through here, not part of living here.

While I won’t be sorry to return to my beloved San Francisco, I’m sad to leave here. I love Tokyo. Many times when I travel I think, oh, I’m walking down the wrong street, the guidebook doesn’t show anything down there, so continuing would be a waste of time, I should turn around. In Tokyo, that’s never true. There are no streets with nothing down them. Everywhere you go, there’s a hidden gem. Curiousity is rewarded. Even if you put together all the guidebooks and all the websites in the world, they still wouldn’t list everything that’s wonderful about Tokyo. You are discovering things all the time.

I’ll write more about the trip when I’m back on line, but for now, farewell, Tokyo!


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These are tongues. This was our dinner this evening with Joi Ito at a restaurant in Roppongi that specializes in tongue. Click for more photos.

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