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Welcome

Thanks for Visiting! This is “Rick Cogley Live”, my blog with short and more frequent posts about my interests.

I decided to blog this way and post links to my content, instead of supplying my content to social networks. Controlling your own content is inherently better than relinquishing control.

~Rick Cogley


Secondhand Smoke Second Priority in Japan

Tuesday, 20 Mar, 2018

Well of course Japan isn’t going to live up to its Health Ministry’s promises to “ban indoor smoking”. Let me rant a little:

My Favorite Podcasts #TryPod

Tuesday, 13 Mar, 2018

I’m late to the party, but the Podcasts I listen to have been asking listeners to share their favorites on Social Media, so here goes.

Japan PSA: Fall Is Giant Hornet Season

Monday, 1 Jan, 2018

Robert on Strava says he “just takes the stings and calls it free Vespa”, which is funny, but Asian Giant Hornets (Vespa mandarinia) in Japan are no joke. Read on to find out why:

Riding a 50cc Scooter in Japan

Monday, 4 Dec, 2017

Our daughter made her first purchase as an adult - a 50cc Honda Giorno (aka “Metropolitan” in some countries). She let me drive it, and I was smitten, so I bought my own. Read on to find out what I learned:

Ignorant Sengun Joshi

Thursday, 17 Aug, 2017

An article about sengun joshi in the Japan Times got my hackles raised. Here’s why:

Even The Mighty Bullet Train

Tuesday, 27 Jun, 2017

Even the super-reliable “shinkansen” bullet train has a glitch sometimes. Here’s what happened…

What's Up

Wednesday, 21 Jun, 2017

Been super busy. It’s full-on rainy season or “tsuyu” and the hydrangeas are out (beautiful). Here’s what’s been up…

They Break All At Once

Tuesday, 23 May, 2017

Don’t you think this about household appliances? …

It is Not About Blood

Sunday, 21 May, 2017

I had seen these national pride posters that an article reminded me of…

Crowdfund This

Saturday, 20 May, 2017

Read an article in the paper today about Tomoko Takebe, who crowdfunded her search for a husband. Here’s how it turned out …