What's in a Name

Saturday I attended a gathering at the famed watering hole "Waterr", where everyone was suppose to be fashioned in red. I say this as an explanation »

八甲田 - Hakkouda

Like I said, this last weekend was an overnight backcountry trip up in Aomori-ken, the northernmost prefecture on 本州 (honshyu), the main island of Japan. I'm »

There was a weekend

When I was asked about my weekend on Monday, it was not readily apparent to me that one had occurred. This reminded me why I have »

This Month in Android Shots

And that's how I start a post made of just pictures from my android phone. As you'll remember, my good camera was quite tragically broken, and »


通訳者 An event that happened in the car-ride on the way to Yamadera with Mike, Disa, and Suzuki-san: I was working away as interpreter for the »

Fun with Japanese

Japanese has a lot of words that stand very near each other in a phonetic sense. If you write these words with their kanji (Chinese ideographs) »