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Find your passion

Looking out the window at all the concrete here I’ve begun thinking about the next step in my life. Passion came to mind. What is my passion? By nature, by definition, I should know. Right? All the books. All the … Continue reading

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Breathing is a good thing

I have nothing more to say about Japan. That’s a lie. I have plenty to say. I’m just more interested in pursuing new venues to express myself. NihoniGo has begun to feel limiting. It’s funny, because my initial concept was … Continue reading

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Sorry, that was me

It could happen in the lunchroom, at a café, walking down the street, in your home. You never know when it will strike. It begins innocently enough. Eyes meet, eyes dart secret whispers, dramatic laughter, fingers point. They are laughing … Continue reading

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Reflecting on Concrete

Photos taken at a shrine in Hita, Japan. You might also like: Bold edges blur civilization

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers

Layers are: the spice of life. the excitement of awe. the beauty of nature. the wonder of unknown. Layers are. A beautiful lichen grows on a tree.  Like so many areas in Japan, nature fights for a precarious balance with … Continue reading

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Winter is Coming. I Can Smell it.

I was born and raised in the Copper Country, which is nestled in the northwest of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It is a beautiful place surrounded by the mighty Lake Superior. It’s called the Copper Country because of the … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Habit

Everyday this trusty bicycle carries me across the city.  It’s great for shopping, exploring, and general purpose work.  It isn’t so good at going up steep hills.  Tough, dependable, and trustworthy.  Her name is EricaU. One view from where I … Continue reading

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Blogging Sensibilities

It has been a year and a half since I started blogging. It took a lot of convincing from close friends to get me to start. For me, the big question was why. I couldn’t see an audience for what … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Eerie

I’m new to the Weekly Photo Challenge.  I realize this post is a little late.  Live and learn. A nice car park in Hita city.  These birdies sit nicely away during the day on a barrier keeping cars at bay. … Continue reading

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I’m in the Way, Again

I was at the mall. It was packed full of shoppers collecting gifts for the quickly approaching Christmas. A Santa Claus was spouting Japanese at screaming children with Mrs. Claus at his side. People were going this way and that, … Continue reading

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