Odd, being here

I haven’t written here in almost two years. This is odd, since I’ve traveled plenty. I currently live in West Africa, yet I haven’t put any of my recommendations or thoughts here for my small membership. In part, it’s because there are so many travel blogs out there, with better filters than mine. I see […]

A One Time Event

“Let’s try it once, so we can say we’ve done it. And then let’s never do it again.” “Agreed.” I’ve been curious, so very, very curious. I have a lot of angry feelings about how Japan harvests from the sea – the tuna population is in collapse, changes to yearlong trawling practices are going slowly […]

Fuji-Q Highlands : Investigating Terror

I had heard of Fuji-Q Highlands in my first visit to Japan. The advertisement did not make me feel confident in the amusement park on the whole – it featured an old animation “loose mouth” character screaming in Japanese to come to Fuji-Q. I passed, and continued to pass until recently, when a group of […]

St. Patrick’s Day Samba

In an effort to get out and find low-cost things to do in Tokyo (my job gets a month’s labor from me before I get paid. I know, it’s rough.), I asked one of my coworkers about St. Patrick’s Day. He said there was a parade. Now, I lived near Chicago. Chicago dyes the river a […]

Red Rock Canyon: Hiatus, then Hiking

I took an unexpected and rather abrupt hiatus from this blog, as you might have noticed. Perhaps it was the election. Perhaps it was my sudden bout with sore throats and abdominal pain. Perhaps it was the conclusion of my Japanese contract. Perhaps it was all of this that crippled my desire to write. If […]