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Ticket Giveaway: Flower exhibition at the Yamatane Museum

By special arrangement with the Yamatane Museum of Art, one of my favorite museums, I have 5 pairs of tickets to give away. The tickets are for their current… 258 more words

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Brew Day 2!

Oh yes, we are brewing again. On Saturday I was joined by a potential fellow journeyman and I ran through the process with him which was much smoother than Brew Day 1. 371 more words

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My April 2017: Kimono, Missiles, and a Potato Crisis

Logically, it would make sense to pick up where I last left off—at the airport, flying off to Middle Earth, ready to go hiking in the Misty Mountains… wait, no, no. 1,162 more words

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Weekly Shopping in Rural Japan

When I taught English in Japan, I lived in the countryside. My little town of 10,000, which was formerly five tiny towns, sprawled out over a two-hour drive through the mountains. 960 more words


A garden full of meaning

As you may know, my project of starting a brewery also entails developing a garden where I can drink my experimental brews without being pestered by mosquitoes. 529 more words

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July 23, 2006 - Deathstalker and the Warriors from Hell

Teaching English overseas is a fun way to make some money and have some life experiences. Finding the right balance of experiences and saving money can be a challenge. 231 more words

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Last weekend was the Shibata Sakura Half-Marathon. Also the Boston Marathon? But who even watches that one? 975 more words

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