As I write, the greater Tokyo area is being treated to probably the most spectacular thunder and lightning show I’ve ever seen. Well, I said “treated” but I suspect I’m one of the few who’s actually enjoying it. Certainly our dog and cat are not. Too bad however that there’s still horendous humidity outside which is keeping me from enjoying the show from a position outside on the veranda. On further thought, with all the various hanabi (fireworks) shows this summer, this may be the gods’ attempt to get in on the action and show who’s really boss of the skies.