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Weekly Photo Challenge: Community (The Rice Crispy Truck)

Weekly Photo Challenge: Community (The Rice Crispy Truck)

Is community a thing of the past? I don’t mean online communities like WordPress, but actual, outside-your-front-door community. Sometimes it seems like the familiar, can-I-borrow-a-cup-of-sugar feeling of neighbourhood community is a lot harder to come by these days. Is that because I’m traipsing around the world, a linguistically-challenged perpetual outsider? Or are the lines that separate “community” from … Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: Grand (Taipei 101)

Weekly Photo Challenge: Grand (Taipei 101)

My entry for this week’s photo challenge, “Grand,” is this photo of Taipei 101 stretching into the clouds. Taipei 101 is one of the tallest buildings in the world. When it was initially built 10 years ago, it was the tallest, but currently sits in third place after being surpassed in 2010. It was the first building ever … Continue reading

The Night My Students Disappeared… Forever

The Night My Students Disappeared… Forever

Halloween has passed and a new dawn has come already in Japan. This dawn brought great relief to many of my students who managed to survive the night. Others, however, were not so lucky. For after a fruitful night of trick-or-treating, a good many of them came to an unfortunate end in the old forest, … Continue reading