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We are too arrogant

We are too arrogant.  We believe we know what is needed to be known, yet we wallow in our ignorance refusing to admit to ourselves that we are insignificant beings with a barely a fraction of all knowledge that there is to be learned or discovered. I cannot know without being shown or taught.  Until […]

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Japan - 日本 Journal

The Expatriate

I am, therefore I think.  I think I have grown tired of these walls, so I walk out on the veranda to a fresh view.  The walls are gone.  My perspective has changed.  My protection shed.  The hair on my body dances from the breath of the gentle breeze.  I did not know they could […]

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International Japan - 日本 Journal

Tokyo – Looking in from the Outside

   As time passes our experiences shape our lives and character.  Many are content to follow the current of life and are swept downstream never challenging themselves or trying to change the tide.  They become complacent and live in a world where uncertainty and that which is unfamiliar is quite frightening and thus avoided.  Then there are those […]

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International Japan - 日本 Journal

A Practical Guide to Understanding Your Children

  How to understand our young is a question that has plagued the older generations for centuries.  In the common mentality that pervades the thought within a generation, it seems that the young simply get worse every preceding age group.  For them, morals and accepted methods of social interaction are tossed on their head, and […]