Monthly Archives: April 2011

Barefoot running

I’ve been on this personal optimization kick recently. Maybe it’s just because I have time. Anyway, I’ve been enjoying focusing on things like making sure I have enough molybdenum in my diet and studying the British Monarchy. In my last … Continue reading

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Skinny and Rich

Two weeks ago, I decided to get a gym membership again. At less than a dollar a day, it is super worthwhile, especially considering that I attend the classes too. Part of signing up for this membership included a free … Continue reading

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Pictures of neat things.

My mom called a couple weeks ago from St. Vincent de Paul to say that she found an ugly bench that I could reupholster. And so I did. Here is the before picture: And here is the after picture. Total … Continue reading

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Culture Suck

During my time in Japan, I was often asked if I had experienced “culture shock”. I was never quite sure how to answer that, because I’ve never truly understood what it is. Ask me something more black and white, like … Continue reading

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What AM I doing?

Many people ask me what I do all day since I’ve been on sabbatical. Mostly I cook and plan things to cook. Then I invite people over and we eat things. I would have to say that my hobby is … Continue reading

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New Worm Bin

This is my new urban worm home. I made it out of a wood planter and a slab of scrap wood for the top. The goal was for it to look like a patio coffee table or something. I think … Continue reading

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A new year, a new blog

As of today, a new academic year starts in Japan, and I am not a part of it. So I can blog again, and blog I will. Despite the fact that my travels are over (for the moment), I hope … Continue reading

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