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If you’re reading my blog for the first time then I would first like to say, Thank You!

Blogging is a great opportunity to talk about life here in Japan and about other things that surprise me. I haven’t been posting many blog articles recently, mainly because of my Daily Video Blog project that posted 315 videos last year (2017).

That was a lot of fun, though it did get in the way of me posting more informative posts I feel at times. Still it was a goal and I did it, which makes me feel good!

So check back soon and see what I’ve posted and thanks again for stopping by. If you are a Japanese reader who got one of my Author Cards thank you even more!


Summer, American Style….

For me and my family summer means going to America. It means leaving our Japanese fast paced life style, one that we are used to and feel normal in, then switching to eating roasted marshmellow!

Quoddy Head Light House (the Easternmost point in America)

No, America is a place of food and slower paced life, as the homestay student we brought with us this summer mentioned while talking about what she liked about America.

Fire Ball and Zipper, Bangor State Fair 2016

My family lives in Maine,  a land of contrasts, mostly social. We went to the annual Bangor State Fair and saw, well frankly speaking, no shirt sleeve tattoed and died hair America. Then we visited Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor and saw people who have a bit more coin and a little less meat on their bones. Oh, and no tattoes, that is a big difference.


So America, you were different this year for me. I noticed more and I have regained a little hope that the North East isn’t what my high school and college life experience had lead me to think of you as….. Wait, I forgot about winter.

Visit in summer, please!

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