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Thinking out loud

Thinking out loud. I’ve got a lot of things to do: Pay back taxes Rekindle the fire in my marriage Make a career move Buy a house Start a family Have the balls to say whatever I need to say … Continue reading

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End of summer?

Looks like it’s approaching. Sure, we will have a few more days of 32-degree heat, but the worst is, I think, past us. What this means: Beach closes Beer gardens start to shutter Shorts disappear Fans get put into storage … Continue reading

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Reboot: What’s next

Time to reboot this blog. This time, I’m gonna take things in a generic direction. There are just too many things going on to focus on one specific genre or topic. So with that, I give you a list of … Continue reading

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On the wagon: 禁酒中

Yeah, it’s true that I wrote drinking was a way of life in Japan. And that I didn’t drink anymore than your average dude (or chick). I still think this is true. But a bender on April 1 and the … Continue reading

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Who was that masked man? マスク対策

Were this America, I’d be getting stares, what with this ridiculous-looking mask I’m wearing. But, alas, this is Japan — I get them regardless. So here I am, rocking the hay fever mask in all it’s suffocating glory. Can I … Continue reading

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Train, train 走って行け、train, train, どこまでも

Some people hate trains, especially foreigners living here who aren’t used to such public methods of transportation. I’m not one of them. Despite having to deal with a daily one-hour commute, I like the freedom a train offers; you’re free … Continue reading

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Drunk on (in) Japan: 飲兵衛の物語

The sauce has given me plenty of trouble in this country — and probably more than my fair share. I definitely drink more in japan than I did back home. In fact, I’m fairly certain that I drank more in … Continue reading

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