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Language Learning

There’s no better way to get to know people, to disarm prejudices, and to remove the barrier of “the other” than to learn a language.

Gloom and Doom

As the days have steadily gotten shorter, darker, and wetter, the creeping presence of death has seemed to constrict tighter around my periphery.

Lucky of the Hot Springs

The act of donning this ridiculous suit enabled me to let go of the remaining hesitations I harbored about the questionable hot-weather hot-spring endeavor we had gotten ourselves into.


My presence that summer must have been a shock to Nainai, but oddly enough she never questioned why a tall, thin, white, American guy was living in her home.

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