December 2009

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    A brief stop in Nagoya

    Currently writing from an Internet Cafe in Nagoya where I will spend the night. If I get H1N1, it won’t be from any of my classrooms,  co-workers or students, but rather here in this cracked, fake leather recliner. The trip thus far: 12/25: Kagoshima to Haneda, overnight in Kawasaki at Takashi’s place. 12/26: Used camera […]

    December 29th, 2009

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    Poison

    My new bowling ball. 15lbs with a pretty sharp hook on paper, though the alley drilled a balance hole that really mellowed it out… I wasn’t getting a lot of movement out of it, but I think it was due to the lane conditions. Watch out, Kasonohara Bowl. I’m joining the 2010 tournaments.

    December 24th, 2009

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    Christmas Eve (Eve)

    A peek at my first Christmas in Japan: Dec 24th: Thanks to my family for the thoughtful gifts and decorations, and Chris for the surprise package of Big League Chew®, Jaw-Busters®, Mass-Effect for 360, and yet another charming caricature of me. Dec 23rd: Dinner with Miyuki and Kosuke. Miyuki brought these chicken legs which looked […]

    December 24th, 2009

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    Letters from Santa-san

    That’s the artist’s rendition of me in the corner. If my hair only looked that cool in real life… 3D! This was a great way to start my day.

    December 21st, 2009

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    Ash Report: 12/7

    This was a particularly active day for Sakurajima. I first noticed the a massive cloud of ash being redirected south-east as I drove to work around 7:30. An ominous cloud approaches. In this shot, you can really appreciate the distance this stuff travels and the volume that is produced… The city was blanketed in ash […]

    December 7th, 2009

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