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Why do statues wear bibs?

A common sight at a temple in Japan is a multitude of statues. This is not that different from religious sanctuaries in Western countries, except that in Japan these statues usually wear bibs! 1,138 more words

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Good Reads

It’s Saturday afternoon, after a long run, some coffee, and food. Ben and Bandit are snoozing, so I’m taking this opportunity of quiet time to put some thoughts down. 1,019 more words


Candy Reflection

Snapped this photo in line at the grocery store last night as I noticed the Snickers people took a new angle off the Coke name campaign. 160 more words

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A proud Picasso moment

A couple of weeks ago, a Japanese friend invited me and the kids to a carp painting event at Asian Trade Centre at Osaka port. 1,056 more words

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Close but no cigar?

I don’t know about you, but when selecting a wine for human consumption a sense of humor isn’t the primary box I check on my checklist. 104 more words

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Rah! Rutgers Unite Half Marathon Race Report

Name of the raceRutgers Unite Half Marathon

Where: New Brunswick, NJ

Date: April 17, 2016

Time: 8:00 am

Distance: 13.1 miles… 1,338 more words


Smelly Generational Differences

One thing I really enjoy about coffee shops is that they always have the pungent smell of coffee. You could come fresh off of doing hours of yard work to meet your friends there and nobody would notice. 178 more words

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