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The Blue Pen Dilemma


My pen died today. I use cheap black BIC pens, because every time I get a more expensive one it dies immediately. You know those Seven Year pens? 463 more words


See you next later!

“See you next later!”–That’s what one of my students just said to me as he left the staff room after “cleaning time” today. It reminded me of the fact that I’m going to be hearing lots of goodbyes very soon. 354 more words


The Final Irony

Hello there. Yes, you, one of the 5 people that actually read this blog!


For reading everything that I’ve written, good and bad. For taking time off your day to read a little bit about what’s on my mind. 258 more words

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monday moods. (a walk)

I walk like a little rat feeding on the leftovers of a tired city. I stop by, people pass, time passes. Bourgeois behavior or entertainment for the poor? 173 more words

Pit stop in Shizuoka

I’ve heard a lot of good things about Shizuoka, a prefecture not too far from my own. But with my time in Japan winding down, and seriously high… 315 more words


Japanese Shibori

For a while, I had been seeing this beautiful indigo blue and white fabric all over the internet, on blogs and pinterest, on online shopping sites. 625 more words


Global warming and incipient terror

“Do you wanna get really terrified? Ice caps are all melting, and we’re gonna die.”

- “Do It With a Rockstar” by Amanda Palmer and the Grand Theft Orchestra…

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