Monthly Archives: April 2014

Cost of living in Japan (and elsewhere)

I’ve just discovered a web site called Numbeo ( It was created by a guy who used to work for Google Ireland. The idea is to have regular people from around the world submit prices in their areas for certain … Continue reading

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The two-edged sword of freedom (part 42)

Among the many social forums in which I tend to roam, I also happen to be one of many moderators on a forum whose name I won’t mention (since this post derives, at least in part, from a conversation on … Continue reading

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