Monthly Archives: January 2013

What did you leave behind?

Nine months I’ve been in Japan and only once have I been asked what I left behind.  Plenty of the big questions have been asked: What do you like about Japan? Where are you from? And less common – Why … Continue reading

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Speak up

I know that my posts are usually kind of funny and random, but violence and abuse has been a topic that I’ve taken considerable interest in lately.  As a follow-up to yesterday’s post, here is an extraordinary speech by Leslie … Continue reading

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Aural Savagery

I just realized that I was a dick.  I might still be but at least I now realize a few things.  So, I’m a dick.  Here’s my story… About fourteen years ago, in my early twenties, I worked at a … Continue reading

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Soaked! Again…

I know I’ve written quite a bit about rain and you are probably weary of it, but there’s more!  Hita’s rainy season is long gone but it still rains randomly and without warning. The other day, I went to rustle … Continue reading

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Memories Lost and Found

I didn’t know if the bus was early or late, but the fact that it was the right bus and that my steps didn’t stutter was a good thing.  I’m usually paranoid because the bus tends to be late and … Continue reading

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Discovering Enka

Modern and contemporary pop music is generally what comes to mind when I think of Japanese music.  It could be a vocaloid or one of the other many supergroups that have become so popular.  It’s great stuff, composed of ultra … Continue reading

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Hello again!

So, it’s been a while.  I know.  Blogging is an interesting thing.  The concept is still very new to me and sometimes feels overwhelming.  I could talk about process all day, but electronic mediums are not my strength.  I am … Continue reading

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