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Shake ’em up! I’m format shifting. . .

Shake ’em up! I’m format shifting. . .

After what feels like a long hiatus (I know you missed me so much, my 3 or so fans who actually read this blog and the 1,000 bots who try to spam it) and a fun 4th of July camping trip to Okuma, in which I was a bit out of my element and failed(…)

Living in the OC

Living in the OC

I live near numerous beaches, get to see sunsets illuminating the Pacific Ocean. The climate’s too warm to snow here. But this isn’t Orange County. It’s Okinawa City, Japan, more than 6,000 miles away from California, and 16 or 17 hours ahead of it by time zone, depending on daylight savings (Japan doesn’t participate, and(…)