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In order to have something, you actually need to leave it.  In order to remember something,  you need to take it to the point of almost forgetting. In order to listen to the music, you need to have silence. Yep, I guess I ended up sounding Zen-ish.  But it’s seriously something that has been going […]

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The other day, I had the rare pleasure of going to a little bar/restaurant called Lil’ Frankies with friends from work.   As a teacher and dad of two young children, I don’t get out much.   I was a amazed that I could enjoy a place with purty looking drinks and food.  At 4:30 p.m. I […]

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The other day my daughter, who is five, asked me where to find a good boyfriend.   Startled, I answered that the trash might be a good place.  Luckily, she laughed her head off.  I’m not quite ready to answer those questions from my daughter. I have trash on my mind these days.  Some people think […]

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After reading Daniel Coyle’s Little Book of Talent, I realized that I was spending too much of my free reading time in English and needed to veer back to Japanese.   I pulled out ギター上達100の裏ワザ  (100 Secrets to Becoming  Better at Guitar) by Masaki Ichimura.   Following your interests in your target language is a little […]

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“Keep the fire burnin’…never let us lose our yearnin’”  . . . REO Speedwagon (ugh!) Do you try to have all of your breath all at once?  No.  A small steady supply feeds all your body systems and your mind.  Small keeps the fire burnin’. Whatever you are trying to move in your life doesn’t […]

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A big snowstorm hit a few days ago and unfortunately my oldest daughter had a fever and we didn’t head out for sledding.   Before cabin fever set in, I resorted to extreme measures–I began cleaning.   I didn’t clean the whole apartment but focused on the stacks of books and paperwork that was starting to make […]

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One of the nice things about signing up for Silverspoon, an internet Japanese immersion service, is that you get daily servings of corny motivational phrases.   After a while they start to rub off on you, and you start to believe that you can accomplish things.  (Motivational reps–resistance if futile )  Yes, I am not completely […]

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I am on day 572 of 595 in Silverspoon, an internet service designed to help people immerse themselves in Japanese and become fluent.   I like the fact that there are limited days.  These past weeks I’ve passed over opportunities to immerse in English media because in the back of my mind, I am always thinking, […]

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I am on a “one-minute” book roll.  This weekend, I had to spend expiring gift certificates at a Sanseido bookstore in New Jersey.   So many books so little time.  Fortunately, I chose an “illustrated” version of 1分間勉強法:  One Minute Tips for Effective Studying.   If picture books work for my five and two year old as […]

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As part of my Japanese immersion project, I have Japanese books stashed all over the place: in  my man bag, by my bedside, by the computer, etc.  At the Writer’s Room, where I spend 45-60 minutes each morning studying or working on my writing, I have several books.  At the top of the pile is […]

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