Monthly Archives: May 2006

Second Week of Class

So, I taught my second class last night. We started going over the basics of Constitutional Law and the the structure of the US government. I liked some of the questions that were put forth: What is a “conflict of … Continue reading

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Join a timeshare island tribe in Fiji

I think this is pretty impressive. I’ve been thinking about joining it – it’s not that expensive… Tribewanted is a project to recruit 5,000 people from around the world who want to live on an island with 100 other people … Continue reading

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Worst Monday Ever


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Good Byes, Niigata Again, And Minshuku, oh my

I haven’t uploaded pictures from the past few weeks, but when I do, they’ll be here: My Flickr. Look in the Niigata, End of Semester and “Japan Phone Cam” sets for the most recent pictures. It’s been an exciting past … Continue reading

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Nick in Japan: not because it is easy

This is fabulous. I kind of wish I had the time to do this while I’m still here. Making a pilgrammage to 88 temples is a very famous and ancient tradition here in Japan, and this man wrote about his … Continue reading

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Still a Celebrity

And now, the continuing series of “people who think that I’m actor/director Jerry Levine.” He starred in Teen Wolf as well as many other movies of the 1980’s and 1990’s and is now a fairly successful director of television shows. … Continue reading

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Back in Niigata

Back in Niigata Originally uploaded by patchmonkey.

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Dear Apple…

My PC notebook hasn’t been working right, so I planned to get a MacBook when you came out with it. Smaller, lighter, and CoreDuo. But WTF is up with the integrated graphics? And the huge price premium on the black … Continue reading

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Things In Japan, Part I

This is going to be a short series explaining some things in Japan that are very interesting. Convenience Stores Otherwise known as “conbini,” these are like your 7-11 or Wawa, but with one big difference. They are literally everywhere, provide … Continue reading

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CNN Finally Says Something Smart Again

CNN’s Jack Cafferty, today. CNN’s WOLF BLITZER: …[some wisdom] from Jack Cafferty in New York. CNN’s JACK CAFFERTY: I don’t know about wisdom but you’ll get a bit of outrage. We better hope nothing happens to Arlen Specter, the Republican … Continue reading

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