The EV Revolution and Elon Musk’s “Secret Master Plan”

Way back in 2006, Elon Musk publicly posted his Secret Master Plan which he summed up this way: Build sports car Use that money to build an affordable car Use that money to build an even more affordable car While doing above, also provide zero emission electric power generation options Don't tell anyone. In those days almost … Continue reading The EV Revolution and Elon Musk’s “Secret Master Plan”

A Thousand Torii…Or Were There Thirty Thousand?

I didn't try to count them. But today I definitely saw enough torii to last me for a lifetime. The Fushimi Inari-taisha shrine on Inariyama hill just south of downtown Kyoto is famous for its vermillion-colored torii gates, which number anywhere from 4,000 to over 30,000 depending on which source you choose to believe. After walking the entire … Continue reading A Thousand Torii…Or Were There Thirty Thousand?

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Katsura Imperial Villa…

For our last day in Kyoto we decided to go see the Katsura Imperial Villa which contains some of the finest gardens and traditional structures in Japan. I had checked the the online information and found that tours were "first come first served". The crosstown Hankyu Kyoto subway line made it easy to reach the Katsura station and from … Continue reading A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Katsura Imperial Villa…