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I live on Tabard Street in London, one of the original streets leading into the city proper, a site where pilgrims gathered before departing the city (such as those in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales) or upon arriving in it. The entire … Continue reading
There’s an old joke that any revolutionary tool mankind creates to express our highest ideals and ambitions will always simultaneously be used for pornography.
There’s a Tibetan word, “Bardo,” that refers to the space between different lifetimes.
This week, another guest post from former Japanese expat Alanna Schubach. Shortly after moving to Japan I began having a dream that would recur for the duration of my time there. There were minor variations, but the story was always … Continue reading
Not everyone who moves to Japan is lonely when they arrive, but most are by the time they leave. One can’t reasonably complain about it, of course: We do it to ourselves. But we can try to understand how loneliness … Continue reading
America, Japan has a question for you.