Monthly Archives: January 2015

Grumbling and gambling

In trying to keep in touch with Japan and Japanese, I regularly listen to podcasts from Japanese radio.  Talk shows are best for catching up with news, and for tuning back into the hymns and hums of the Japanese language. … Continue reading

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Translated Christmas

These bleak mid-winter nights are a good time for wild dreaming. Alone in the dark, the world can only be imagined.  Anything seems possible, even faith. Perhaps that is why I agreed to go to church the other day. A … Continue reading

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