Monthly Archives: March 2012

Sparks and Speed

Tip: If you decide to plan a long-term trip to a place far away, start early. Probably like twice whatever you think you’ll need. My time dwindles to less and less and I’m scrambling to get everything done that I … Continue reading

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What this is Really About

I want to take this blog post to address something which seems to be in the minds of many of my friends and readers. As you all ought to know by now, I love Japan. But for those of you … Continue reading

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It’s Getting Real

It was just in the past couple of days that it hit me. I’m really going to the other side of the world. I mean, I always knew that that’s where Japan was, and that was where I wanted to … Continue reading

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Flammable

Though I live in Fairfax, Virginia, a stone’s throw from the nation’s capital, I seldom ever go into the city unless I need to. It’s not so much that the metro itself is difficult to get to and navigate, as … Continue reading

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今日はそのある日だ。。。 This was the Day…

今日はそのある日だ。絶対に一年前だった。日本時で午後2:46だってアメリカ時で午前1:46だっだ。私は寝て始めるときに、日本の始まっていることが絶対に想像できなかった。 私は日本のための気持ちを言葉で説明できないし、日本語が苦手だけど、日本、「私は本当に関心していて一緒にいることがほしい。」と言うことを分かっておねがい。この日のためにこの俳句を日本にほうずります。この俳句で望みを見つけてお願い。 よるのあと くらさのかわり あさひかり This was the Day when it happened. Exactly one year ago. 2:46 PM in Japanese time, 1:46 AM in our time. I never could have guessed what began as I went to sleep that night. … Continue reading

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One Month

until it finally happens. God-willing, that is. I had the same thought last year, too, and then I was humbled at the swift finality with which things changed before my eyes… I’m so thankful to be here again. I remember … Continue reading

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