Monthly Archives: August 2013

The Samurai Files: Organizing for Your Life

Another school year has ended.  My wife and daughters are in Japan and I am living the wild bachelor life.   The other day I got a little wild and bought a  filing cabinet.   Crazy!  I know! Buying a filing cabinet … Continue reading

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Overresponding Samurai: Stop the Drama and Do Something

In four  more days, my family and I will leave Japan and we will be back in our semi-hectic work/school mode.  I am spending more and more of my days preparing to teach rather than studying/immersing Japanese and doing all my other … Continue reading

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Early Bird Samurai: Leverage Your Morning

  Cliche alert.  They say that the early bird catches the worm.   Well, yesterday, that proved to be true.  My window in Japan faces South and East and because Japan doesn’t do daylight savings I’m often up  without an alarm … Continue reading

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Get in the Fun: Learn a Foreign Language

It’s interesting that as I try to learn Japanese and hunt for books to read, it seems like I am attracted to the same book in different packages.   Basically I seem to be reading the same brain book but with … Continue reading

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WTF Samurai

My last post was about not using force and having fun.   I still stand behind what I think I said.  🙂  But I would also like to advocate for “forcing” yourself into totally new WTF environments. I came up … Continue reading

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