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Already September? もう9月?

  It is September.  It is also raining and cold (by Tokyo standards).  Not only this, but work has resumed. I shouldn’t be complaining, however.  August was a wonderful month, the first half spent with visiting family (see August 16 … Continue reading

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Izu! 伊豆!

Returning from a trip is never as fun as the start of the journey.  The possibilty of a new adventure is past, the body is tired, the train ride home takes longer than the ride out, and the car one … Continue reading

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A walk on the dark side

Being the owner of a blog can be exasperating.  You know you should post regularly, avoid all forms of negativity, and provide the reader with useful and/or entertaining content.  But life doesn’t always run along such sunny tracks, does it? … 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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Day 3, or Wind & Wetsuits 〜 風とサーフィング

Day three of my “Big Fun” is already over. One day to go to the goal, and a weeklong pause in order to run the annual spring choir camp. While pedaling along today I started to figure out how long … Continue reading

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