Tag Archives: Language

Wakuwaku Japanese Language School

If anyone is interested in learning Japanese or traveling to Japan, I highly recommend Hita as a place to see. It is full of wonderful sights and things to do, particularly the incredible festivals like Kankousai and Gion. I’ve really … Continue reading

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The shirt made me do it

The words we use every day become lost in the shuffle. Simple phrases become commonplace that once were used to subjugate entire cultures. Words are powerful. Ignoring such power can only lead to shame. The conversation is making its rounds … Continue reading

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Cheshire Moon

Cheshire Moon Sky blue walls suspend bleeding hoarfrost, plummeting mercurial vapors seep unchecked into folded cartilage. Yearning arthritic arms envelope stained fiber shards tacked among the celestial ceiling. Cheshire moon grins. Black heaven sparkles. Wind heaves. Autumn remnants chime, scurry, … Continue reading

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Maps, Dots, and other Remarkable Things

Well, I missed my Thursday post. Not a good thing but since I was so sick I don’t remember the day I will let it pass. It can be very scary going to any large city but even more so … Continue reading

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Trees and roots among other things

So here I am.  I am here and you are there.  Thousands of miles and tons of earth separate our physical bodies.  Yet, in the evenings we look up at the glittering sky and see the same stars.  One of … 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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Heat and professional models

So here I am.  A strange one in a strange land.  I finally stand out in a crowd.  It’s taken some getting used to.  Mostly it comes down to mass.  I was at a Tai Chi session and saw myself … Continue reading

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Epic Adventures in Plumbing

“The washing machine is expelling water.” “Well that’s not good.” “No.  No it isn’t.” “Can you fix it?” “I will try.” Secret Wishes or Adventures in Plumbing If you’ve ever worked with plumbing, you know the unlimited joy it brings.  … Continue reading

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Memories of a forgotten past Drown us in pathetic sorrow Trying to remember the soul that once was Trying to remember the souls surrounding Pain of deceit Forgetfulness Are you gone? Are you lost? Have you moved on? Information connects … Continue reading

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Success and Failure

Rain finally gave way to the humid goodness of sunshine.  It was the day when the correct bicycle air pump was purchased. (Quite the relief.)  I had been sent on a mission to acquire mustard from Sunny.  We discovered that … Continue reading

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