The First Week

It's Sunday here in Japan and the first week of the new year is coming to a close. I went back to work, caught up with my massive pile of tasks, and got assigned a few new projects. On the physical fitness front, I kicked ass. I made sure to make time for plenty of …

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Climbing Mt. Fuji

Last weekend, after a bit over half a year of living in Japan, the wife and I accomplished one of our long term goals, climbing Mt. Fuji. It was a unique once in a lifetime experience that left me with mixed feelings. Climbing Mt. Fuji managed to be a rewarding challenge and a bit of …

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A week of Typhoons, Fun Runs, and finally Fuji.

This week started off exciting. A Typhoon was scheduled to make landfall on Monday. Everyone panicked, trains stopped running, work was canceled, and I brought all my outdoor stuff inside. I was excited. My first typhoon in Japan. Honestly I didn't even know what a typhoon was so I had to look it up on …

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Hiking and Writing

In about two weeks the wife and I are going to climb Mt. Fuji. I'm excited because climbing Fuji has always been one of my life goals. Something I have always wanted to do as far back as I can remember. In order to prep for the climb and also because we love doing it. …

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Kamikochi Nature Trail — Gains Before Grains

  This past weekend Judy and I took a 5 hour drive west to Nagano Prefecture home of Japan's Alps. We spent the day hiking this beautiful trail admiring the gorgeous environment. We even ran into a pair of Snow Monkeys. Hop on over to Judy's blog and check out some great pictures. Japan is …

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LBC, family, writing, update, and preparing for Japan.

Finally after several hectic days I have the time and focus to sit down and knock out a quick update. Last Thursday the Wife and I packed the rest of our possessions and took the 109 mile trip to Long Beach. I'm really going to miss San Diego, by far the best city in all …

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