Ichigo ichie

In Japanese there are many beautiful, and sometimes funny, proverbs, phrases, and words that don't directly translate to English. For example, there is a Japanese proverb, chiri mo tsumoreba yama to naru, meaning "even dust, if piled, can become a mountain". Or the Japanese word, komorebi, that means "sunlight filtering through trees" and yugen, which roughly translates …

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Parks & Rec & a Job

Aside from the day-to-day routine of playing with Kayla and Lucas, my parents and I have done our best to get out and explore the surrounding state parks, national parks, and national conservation and recreation areas. I found it surprising how many people I met during my travels around the world who had been to …

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