Archive for November, 2014

Travel Tips: Some People Just Want to Share their Misery

November 22, 2014

I recently took the Golden Gate Transit bus from San Francisco to Petaluma. Although I’ve had issues from time to time with punctuality and drivers who let the slightest bit of authority go to their heads by not allowing me to carry a duffel bag on board, for the most part, the rides are...
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Back to Japan Long-Term?

November 21, 2014

I’ve been offered a position teaching in Chiba Prefecture from January 2015 for a year. Although I don’t relish the thought of traveling anywhere in winter, the possibility intrigues me. Enough so that I need to consider the pros and cons of returning to Japan for the long haul. Pros As my first experience...
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Reflecting on Distractions

November 20, 2014

After two weeks at Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery in the redwoods of California, I find myself disconnected from the world. Not the real world, mind you – not the one filled with green fields, snow-capped mountains, and blue rivers – but the one in which everyone is obsessed with getting the fastest wifi and burying...
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