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January 2012

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On Water and Belonging


All water has perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was. – Toni Morrison 1) When driving from Kingston to Montego Bay, for a long stretch there’s nothing but fields, hills and trees. Green, green, green everywhere….

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… It Only Gets Better


Dear Friends, Earlier today, I commented to a friend from my Berlitz orientation class that although we’ve only been in Japan for four months, it feels like I’ve been in Tokyo forever. She agreed and said that she’s also settled quite comfortably into the lights, late nights and beer, and…

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Letter from Tokyo: “Rejoice, Rejoice!”


See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland. – Isaiah 43:19 (The Bible) Dear Friends, Two minutes ago while…

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Letter from Tokyo: “Wake Up and Live”


Dear Friends, This morning, I skyped with DB who told me that his greatest disappointment with his move to Washington, D.C is the lack of close friends nearby. We reminisced about when we lived in Jersey City how we’d pop over to each other’s…

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Already A Year of Contradictions

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Happy 2012 Friends! I must tell you that the first day of this year has already proven that 2012 is going to be the year of contradictions. For New Year’s Eve, some friends and I went to Jiyugaoka to eat soba. M…