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Waste not want not

Waste not want not Blog    November 2014 My grandmother and my mother must have said “waste not want not” a thousand times when I was growing up in Illinois. Fall harvest season when the fruit was falling from the trees, apples, … Continue reading

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An October of quintessential strangeness!

As a young boy growing up in Illinois, October was always my favorite month. The beautiful autumn colors, the temperate temperature and the harvest season followed by Halloween. No computers or cell phones to distract me from spending the day … Continue reading

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Summer time to smile!

Summertime has arrived here in Okinawa. Its hotter here than most places I’ve lived but not that much hotter than where I was born: Chicago, Illinois. I’ve moved on average about every three years for the last fifty years.  I … Continue reading

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The epiphanies that led me to today

A farmhouse at night, what would it be like to live in the middle of no-where? Graduate school days were days of crazy weekends, many girlfriends, drugs and alcohol. I was dating a woman named Lucy, a Cuban woman and … Continue reading

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Christmas in Okinawa

OK, it’s that similar strangeness I felt in Hawaii the two Christmases I spent there, but here, the KFC Santa just made me think I was really in some alternate reality. Listening to Christmas carols sung in Japanese adds to … Continue reading

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