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For those of you that don’t know me, I’m especially fond of photography, awkwardness, science fiction and geeky stuff. And if you do know me, then you probably guessed that I was at Gen Con today. It’s the perfect blend of all of the previously mentioned fondness in an environment that is completely positive, open,...
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When the wind hits the Cherry trees, the petals fall, and it looks like Spring is snowing. It’s beautiful. Or how about this? Blossoms are scattered by the wind and the wind cares nothing, but the blossoms of the heart no wind can touch. Yoshida Kenko Sakura basically means Cherry Blossom season. Hanami is the...
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Japan. Land of incredible vending machines. Underdog race car drivers. And a somewhat confusing approach to the web. At a glance, Japanese web design can appear incredibly detailed, and minute. Chaotic, yet adorable. Incredibly advanced and decidedly stagnant. Focused on Flash, or HTML5. It’s baffling. Boy do I sound ethnocentric. Questionable web design occurs everywhere,...
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Flickr has again created the yearly group, Your Best Shot. Members of the community are invited to submit their best shot of 2011. Here are 10 photos I’m considering – not sure which one I’ll pick, but please feel free to chime in. Sit back and enjoy. Mostly pictures here on out. Thanks! 1) Some...
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This past September on a free night in Utsunonmiya, I headed over to a mall hoping to snag some gifts (and dessert). I hit the gift jackpot – think Big Lots combined with Dollar General. It was incredible. I grabbed stuff for tons of people, but mostly for my son Oliver – a new lunchbox,...
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I’ve not been shy in previous posts about sharing my love for travel. Or riding on planes. I also love sitting on trains and buses. Basically anything that lets me sit, think and look out the window. Each day in Japan, we take a 1-hour bus ride to and from the Twin Ring Motegi race...
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The reason I’m in Japan is because of the race at Twin Ring Motegi, so I’d be in contempt if I didn’t at least mention it. Growing up, some of my favorite drivers were Japanese. And when my parents owned a race team in the 1990’s, they had a couple of Japanese drivers race for...
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I’ve actually been to Japan 3 times. I only count two, but my passport says otherwise. I got stranded for a night returning from Singapore when my flight got canceled during my connection at Narita. United Airlines put me up in a hotel for a night. Back in 2008, that meant I headed straight to...
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Late last year, I was forwarded a link to the New York Times website. I clicked it, and it took me to Why We Travel: Submit Your Travel Photos 2011. I was sold immediately. Travel, photography, online and writing. All things I love. So I had 250 words to: “Share your best travel photos and...
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