Greetings! Please be advised that I'm now focusing most of my attention
these days on the new website: Gary J. Wolff (in Tokyo, Japan)
But I will continue updating many of the pages on
this site on an as-needed basis.
Thank you for visiting!



Gary Joe Wolff
(in Japan)
Vers. LVI

 Gary after Meiji Univ. intensive

Welcome to MY Space.....
not to be confused with that OTHER one !

It's my take on Japan, Texas, and the world.

Enjoy !!




A Medley of Christmas songs, brought to you by Santa Mickey
(all 5 videos are in a playlist, and should play back-to-back, non-stop) 
Happy Holidays !!




Caretta Blue Ocean Shiodome 2009
near JR Shimbashi Station in Tokyo
Dec. 12, 2009



Gaien Ichou Namiki Dori (Ginkgo Avenue)
Tokyo, Japan
Dec. 3, 2008 & Dec. 2, 2009

The entire Flickr photo set is here.


  Hondoji nighttime lightup
Pics of Nighttime Light-up of Fall Colors in Japan
Hondoji Temple, Matsudo, Chiba
Nov. 23, 2009
(View entire photo set here.)



Video of Nighttime Light-up of Fall Colors in Japan
Hondoji Temple, Matsudo, Chiba
Nov. 23, 2009
(If the video player above is not visible, view video @ YouTube here.)



Tokyo Joe lands a Panasonic modeling gig
(full page version is here)




Jesus Okuma, the hottest blues rock guitarist in Katsushika Ward, Tokyo
Tateishi Blues Night at Clubhouse Mugen
Tateishi, Katsushika Ward, Tokyo
Sat. Oct. 24th, 2009

(All 8 videos are in a playlist and will play back-to-back, non-stop.)


  Mt. Kasagatake collage
Please enjoy my pics of Mt. Kasagatake,
elev. 2898m, Japan's 22nd highest,
Northern Japan Alps, Oct. 9-11, 2009
(View entire photo set here.)



Video of my climbing trip to the summit of Mt. Kasagatake
(If the video player above is not visible, view video @ YouTube here.)

More details including maps and route description can be found
on my new page for Mt. Kasagatake.


(Matthew McConaughey w/ legendary UT football coach Darrell K. Royal)

Actor Matthew McConaughey stopped by Texas Longhorn's practice on Wed. Sept. 16, 2014
 (Photo credit:


Koh Samui collage
Pics of Koh Samui, Thailand
Aug. 28 - Sept. 1, 2009
(View entire photo set here.)




Videos of Koh Samui, Thailand
Aug. 28 - Sept. 1, 2009
(All 6 videos are in a playlist and will play back-to-back, non-stop.)



Ted Evan Stewart -- March 22, 1957 - January 9, 2008

A tribute to my good buddy,
Ted Evan Stewart
March 22, 1957 - January 9, 2008


Navigating this site:

Site Map 

Advertising Policy 

--------------------EXCITING PHOTO GALLERY--------------------
(almost 1000 images)

Take me straight to the Exciting Photo Gallery
Exciting Japan Photos

Exciting Texas Photos
Exciting Mountain Photos
Exciting Disney Kid Photos
Exciting Halloween Photos
Exciting Friend and Family Photos
More Exciting Friend and Family Photos, Page 2
More Exciting Friend and Family Photos, Page 3
Exciting Body Sculpting in the Northern Japan Alps Photos   
Exciting Suisho-dake & Washiba-dake Mountain Climbing Photos, Northern Japan Alps
Exciting Cherry Blossoms in Japan Photos
1999 Ohanami Cherry Blossom Party
Exciting Fall Colors in Japan Photos
Exciting Jii-ga-take Mountain Climbing Photos, Northern Japan Alps   
A photo tribute to my uncle Larkland P. "Larkie" Colebrooke 
Exciting Halloween 2005 in Tokyo Photos   
Exciting Fall Colors in Yoro Keikoku Valley Photos, Boso Peninsula, Chiba   
Exciting Shirouma-dake (Hakuba) Mountain Climbing Photos   
Exciting Tokyo Bay Fishing at Miura Kaigan Photos-- Saturday, June 16, 2007 
Exciting Guam Travel Photos -- March 19-22, 2007 
Exciting Mt. Kashimayari-ga-dake Mountain Climbing Photos -- Aug. 11-13, 2007 
Exciting Houston Vacation Photos -- Sept. 8-17, 2007 
Exciting Saipan Travel Photos -- Nov. 23-28, 2007 
Exciting Mt. Yakushi-dake Mountain Climbing Photos, Aug. 9-11, 2008 
Exciting Gary's Santa Pics
A special memorial webpage to honor our departed friend, Ted Evan Stewart 
Exciting Mt. Kasagatake Mountain Climbing Photos, Oct. 9-11, 2009 
Never a Dull Moment - Vol. 2
(prepared by gee dub in honor of the wildman's 52nd birthday on 6/4/2005)


--------------------EXCITING SLIDE SHOWS--------------------  

In the Garden (pps)
Ten Things God Won't Ask (pps)   
Life on the Train (pps)   
Marvelous Antarctica (pps)   
Spectacular Pictures (pps)   
Wonderful World 
Amazing Picture Show 
Happy Canada Day 
The Interview with God
There is hope for us all.....right now
The Center of the Bible  (pps)  
Live a Life that Matters
Colors of the World
Magnificent World Mountains
Golf Truisms
Winter Day  (pps) 

(These PowerPoint (pps) files are rather large and 
may take a while to download, depending on the speed of your connection. 
Perhaps it is better to save them to your hard disk first, and then to view them locally. 
If you do not have PP on your computer, you can download a free viewer here.)



-----------------A TRIBUTE TO DAD-----------------

In loving memory of Walter Fred Wolff -- 1932-2004
(Dec. 22, 1932--June 7, 2004)
-- take the tour through the almost 50-year career of one of the
best fast-pitch softball pitchers who ever walked on this planet --

Also, you can read dad's obituary here.


--------------------FUN STUFF--------------------

 Dancing Bush

  Dancing Bush  

Dancing Cowboy Gary

  Dancin' Cowboy Gary
(Oops, the link went south.  Dang, you missed a good one. )

The very funny "Morning After Beer Commercial" 

Risque Humor
(updated Aug. 12, 2017)

The End of the World    

Happy Firecracker Day to you !!   
(Oh, you mean it's not the 4th of July yet? Darn....)

ATTENTION ALL WIVES:  Wanna be sure of pleasing your man?
Then "The Good Wife's Guide" is a must read !!  (he-he)   

How to identify if your cow has MAD COW DISEASE 
(courtesy:  Mr. Lenny Burns) 

A really cool Honda Accord advertisement -- Engrish Favorites from Japan and around the World  

 You Don't Know Jack Schitt

 If there was ever any question as to which brand
of soy sauce you should use, here's your answer.

  Earth Lights from Space 

The Bush-Gore Dance
(It may be over, but the dancing never ends!)

Fireworks over Tokyo Bay

Las Vegas Striptease Girl

Springtime Flowers in Texas
(a virtual slide show)

The history and lyrics of the song, "The Yellow Rose of Texas"

Smiles to Help Brighten Your Day

George Carlin's Latest Theory on Life

The Paradox of Our Age
by Dr. Bob Moorehead,
former pastor of Seattle's Overlake Christian Church

The Twilight Zone page
(the original splash page for



-------------------FEEL GOOD-------------------


My Tribute to Sigi Rindler, a.k.a. Mr. Akihabara

My Tribute to Sigi Rindler, a.k.a. Mr. Akihabara
(updated Jan. 3, 2023)


"What Will Matter"
a 2003 inspirational pdf by Michael Josephson
(more commentaries by Michael Josephson)


"A Friend"


Ten Guidelines from God
Ten Guidelines from God


The Center of the Bible   
(if you have PowerPoint & a high-speed connection, 
it's worth the me) 

   Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell's 12 Rules for Life  

 The very moving and inspirational "Interview with God" presentation
(The words to the poem can be viewed here) 

 Don't be discouraged. There is hope for us all.....right now.  

I Believe  

(Set your priorities. Take care of your rocks first.)

What is the Meaning of Life?

Inspiration and Hope  
  (updated Jan. 1, 2023)  

Love Poems

Everyone's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)
by Baz Luhrmann

Going to College

Life's Many Little Lessons

Affirmation of Faith in an Apocalyptic Age
by the Reverend John Donald Craig
(Jan. 3, 1915 - Nov. 1, 2002)

I've Learned....

A Vanished Friend

The Most Beautiful Flower


--------------------JAPAN STUFF--------------------

  My Japanese Abode 

  Please check out my favorite 
English Conversation Lounge,
Mickey House

Mickey House English Conversation Lounge, Takadanobaba, Tokyo

Metropolis, Japan's No. 1 English Magazine  

Vending Machines of Japan 

Japanese Streets -- Exclusive Shots of Japan's Trendy Street Fashion -- 150% Cool  

 Cherry Blossoms in Japan

 Click here to see some spectacular fall scenery
from the Northern Japan Alps

Live Concert Schedules for Some of My Favorite Tokyo Musicians:

Steve Gardner  
Maro Sakai
Aki Sasaki

Miya Ishida

Just How Crowded IS it on Toyko Trains, Anyways?

What's Newsworthy in Japan These Days?
(sorry, no longer maintained)

A Live Minicam View of Mt. Fuji
(Japan Time = GMT + 9 hours)

Rob's Japan FAQ: Know Before You Go

Photo Japan
(fine photographic images of Japan)

More Japan Links

More Tokyo Links



-------------------SKY/SPACE STUFF------------------- 

Heavens-Above !!    

Heavens-Above Attention all stargazers !!  If you're interested in satellites or astronomy, you've come to the right place!  Their aim is to provide you with all the information you need to observe satellites such as the International Space Station and the Space Shuttle, spectacular events such as the dazzlingly bright flares from Iridium satellites, as well as a wealth of other space flight and astronomical information. They not only provide the times of visibility, but also detailed star charts showing the satellite's track through the heavens. All their pages, including the graphics, are generated in real-time and customized for your location and time zone.



Flight crew - Columbia Space Shuttle Mission STS-107

Wake-Up Call -- Flight Day 15 -- Columbia Space Shuttle Mission STS-107,
Wake-Up Call -- Flight Day 15 -- Columbia Space Shuttle Mission STS-107
a  2:50 min. music video essay by Chris Valentine
(The song "Imagine" by John Lennon is the actual music the 7 astronauts woke up to this day,
just 2 days before they perished upon reentry on Feb. 1, 2003) 


Solar System Live

  The above represents the planetary alignment as of June 5, 2005. 
Input your own custom set of parameters at Solar System Live.


Secret Worlds: The Universe Within 
View the Milky Way at 10 million light years from the Earth. 
Then move through space towards the Earth 
in successive orders of magnitude until you reach 
a tall oak tree just outside the buildings of the 
National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Tallahassee, Florida. 
After that, begin to move from the actual size of a leaf 
into a microscopic world that reveals leaf cell walls, 
the cell nucleus, chromatin, DNA and finally, 
into the subatomic universe of electrons and protons.


  For the first time ever, a camera mounted to the Atlantis space shuttle's 
external tank offered a view of the ride to orbit on Oct. 7, 2002



-------------------KARAOKE ROOM-------------------  

OK, well there's no little bouncing ball, nor color-highlighted text,
but you've got the words and the music, so.....Get After It !!!

by John Lennon

A Place in the Sun
by Stevie Wonder

Everything I Do... I Do It For You 
by Bryan Adams

Open Arms 
by Journey

Happy Xmas
by John and Yoko Lennon

The Yellow Rose of Texas
by J. K.


--------------------BORING STUFF--------------------

My Resume  (zzzzzzzzz...)

Gary's Past Life in the States

aniball gif Engineering Leadership Service Award,
University of Texas at Austin

Website Bookmarks
(no longer maintained)




Previous Versions of this Welcome Page:

Happy Summer 2009
Happy Spring 2009
New Year's 2009
Fall/Xmas 2008
Summer 2008
Happy Spring 2008
Happy Valentine's Day 2008
New Year's 2008
Fall/Xmas 2007
Summer 2007
Spring 2007
New Year's 2007
(Click here to see my Photo Highlights of 2006.)
Xmas 2006 in Japan
Summer 2006
Spring 2006
New Year's 2006
(Click here to see my special New Year's 2006 email greeting to all my family and friends.)

Merry Xmas from Japan !! (2005)
Japan's Spectacular Fall Colors (2005) 
Summertime !!! (2005)
Spring has Sprung in Japan !!! (2005)
Happy Chinese New Year's 2005
New Year's 2005 ("2004--the Year in Pictures" photo collage, plus Samurai Gary)
Christmas 2004
Fall 2004
Run-up to the 2004 Presidential Election

Happy Summer !! (2004)
In Loving Memory of Dad--1932-2004 (June 2004)
Golden Week Boredom (2004)
I Love Spring !! (2004)
Mars Rover Photos -- February 2004
New Year's 2004 ("2003--the Year in Pictures" photo collage)
Christmas 2003 (Blue Santa Gary)
The View from the Top of Japan -- Fall 2003
Japan is NOT a Safe Country !! -- Summer 2003

Operation Iraqi Freedom -- Spring 2003
A Special Tribute to Space Shuttle Columbia -- Feb. 2003 
Christmas 2002 (Santa Gary)   
Fishing, Climbing, C&W Dancing -- Fall 2002
Fuji-Xerox World Cup Soccer Ad -- Summer 2002
Christmas 2001
Body Sculpting in the Northern Japan Alps -- Fall 2001
Cherry Blossoms along the Tama River -- Spring 2001

Happy 21st Century !! -- New Year's 2001
Christmas 2000
Japan's Spectacular Fall Colors -- Fall 2000
A Summer Night in Japan -- Summer 2000
Spring 2000
New Year's 2000 (Geisha Gary)
Fall '99 (Ricky "Gary" Martin)
Summer Fun in Japan -- Summer '99
Spring has Come (春が来た) -- Spring '99
Christmas '98
'98 Nagano, Japan Winter Olympics
Original Home Page published January 27, 1997



Well, I guess that's all for now. Thanks for visiting.
I sincerely hope this web site has been a culturally rewarding experience for you (joke).
It's grown considerably since first being launched in Jan. '97, 
and it is unlikely you will be able to see everything in only 1 visit.
So please bookmark this site and come back when you can stay longer.
Or as we say back in Texas,
"Y'all cum back now, ya heah?"
Happy surfing !!

And don't forget to drop me a line if you have time.
If you have any comments, suggestions, complaints,
or would just like to yell at me,
you can contact me here.


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