Author Archives: scotto

A nervous time 〜 緊張しています

Quite frankly, this is not my favorite time of year.  I don’t at all mind sitting through seven university entrance ceremonies, or directing the chapel choir at sixteen (!) separate chapel welcome ceremonies in three days.  What I dislike is … Continue reading

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An end, a beginning 〜 終了、そして、開始

Look closely.  It is a person bundled up against the cold.  He or she has been sitting on that blue sheet all night.  No, this is not a homeless person, but rather, someone taking part in an important spring ritual … Continue reading

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A photo walk 〜 撮影会

This being the graduation season in Japan, there is much to report.  However, we will leave all that for a day later this week. 卒入学のシーズンです。大学関係の報告したい事が多くありますが、後日までお待ち下さい。 There is also much in the world that one wishes to comment on.  My country, the … Continue reading

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Arrival of the choir 〜 聖歌隊が到着しました

I’m afraid my days as a cycling tourist are done for the time being. Yesterday 40-some enthusiastic singers arrived in Iwai for a week of intensive rehearsals. Since my job isn’t really cycling, but rather, leading this choir, I’m back … Continue reading

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Curse of Choir Camp, or Soggy Riding once again 〜 合宿の呪か?

Kamogawa to Iwai, 82 km, 8 hours. 鴨川から岩井、82キロ、8時間 I’m beginning to wonder if riding to choir camp isn’t an activity banned by the gods. This is the third time I’ve done it, and the third time I’ve ridden in day-long … Continue reading

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