Monthly Archives: January 2014

2014 Sake Professional Course

To anyone who knows me, it should come as no surprise that I enjoy Japanese Sake (also known as Nihon-shu in Japanese to distinguish it from sake, the Japanese word for alcoholic beverages in general). Living in Japan puts me … Continue reading

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The Jean-Paul Sartre Cookbook

from Free Agent March 1987 (a Portland Oregon alternative newspaper) Republished in the Utne Reader Nov/Dec 1993 We have been lucky to discover several previously lost diaries of French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre stuck in between the cushions of our office … Continue reading

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Dan Quayle Quotes

“I was recently on a tour of Latin America, and the only regret I have was that I didn’t study Latin harder in school so I could converse with those people.” — J. Danforth Quayle “If we don’t succeed, we … Continue reading

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The Number of the Beast

Ok, we all know that 666 is the Number of the Beast. But have you seen these: $665.95 Retail price of the Beast $699.25 Price of the Beast plus 5% sales tax $769.95 Price of the Beast with all accessories … Continue reading

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Done anything interesting lately?

Here’s an application to NYU undergrad. The student was accepted. 3A. IN ORDER FOR THE ADMISSIONS STAFF OF OUR COLLEGE TO GET TO KNOW YOU, THE APPLICANT, BETTER, WE ASK THAT YOU ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTION: ARE THERE ANY SIGNIFICANT … Continue reading

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Sobering Advice for anyone contemplating a cross-cultural marriage

This hard-won advice is intended only for those couples who are truly considering entering into a cross-cultural marital situation. Simply marrying someone whose ancestry is different from your own is not quite the same thing. Much of who we are … Continue reading

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Social Media Really Isn’t…

Back in the days when cards and letters took days (sometimes weeks) to reach their destination and calling a distant friend on the telephone cost more than a decent dinner, people tended to make each contact count by including as … Continue reading

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