Monthly Archives: October 2013

Monday: Sabbath.

Slept in. Amazing. It’s hard to sleep in with a two-year-old, five-year-old, and seven-year-old. Slow breakfast. Made cookies. Took the dogs and kids to the park. Went to karaoke in the afternoon. *** Today is the 400th anniversary of the … Continue reading

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We made the paper!!

Up early for a family photo shoot (our family) with one of the photographers, Ranee. Ranee was in Abilene at the same time as us, and we have some mutual friends, but it took a volunteer project in rural Japan … Continue reading

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Amazing Photos. Storm Abated. School plays.

What a weekend. What a day. More amazing photo shoots today. We’re up to somewhere around 300+ individuals! All weekend we’ve been under a typhoon warning. So we’ve been watching the weather news carefully and doing some interesting hopping in … Continue reading

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Amazing day of photos

An amazing day of photos. It’s really awesome to see the new connections forming with our neighbors even while connections we’ve had for awhile come alive. I’m not sure how to describe what happens. The people here are shy. And … Continue reading

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Photographers have arrived!

Well, they’re here! They left at 2AM. And some had to travel earlier than that to meet up. Not far into the trip, one of the photographers got sick and had to turn back. She was really disappointed. Nevertheless, the … Continue reading

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More Hohoemi Work. Autumn firstfruits.

Another day of being mostly a house dad while Michiko prepares for Project Hohoemi. *** Persimmons. Chestnuts. Mackerel. Mackerel Pike. Sweet Potatoes. Squash. Cabbage. Oysters. These are the flavors of fall where we live. And I love it.

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All the moving parts. Holy Sonnets. Neighbor kids.

There is a well-loved retired English professor in York, Nebraska by the name of Bob Lawrence. He was already retired when I was a student, but I would visit his home sometimes and he and his wife would share goodies … Continue reading

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