the lasts…

Cindy and I went out to Boulder for a fun last trip before I leave. And of course, being that we both love 魚 or fish we were very intrigued by the sushi happy hour. We also had fun wandering pearl street finding Cured, an awesome cheese/meat/wine shop where we both sampled their wonderful Dunbarton…

A Victorian Christmas

I know Christmas is several weeks past but I wanted to share a little about a Victorian Christmas festival I visited in Thomasville, GA. With several friends I met in the area (through my dear roommate) we traveled the short distance to Georgia where an annual festival celebrated the birth of Christ with a fun…

Saying Goodbyes

Before leaving Japan Nick and I had the opportunity of being with Akito and Marie Inoue and Akihiro and Carrie Ito with their two boys. It was a special night for me before leaving. Marie cooked a delicious meal and made us all feel at home. Akihiro and Carrie even brought Tomokun and Kenjikun. She…

Japan’s tsunami area

“Because of proximity to the nuclear reactor power plant site, please take caution and don’t go beyond this point”–this is the sign outside of the small ghost town of Odaka, Minami-soma. One year and 4 months after the tragic earthquake and tsunami, this town’s residents are only allowed to return to their homes during the…