Hurricane/ Typhoon Season Kicks Off!
I’m not sure they have hurricane parties here in Japan. Too bad. Anyway, since I’m in Japan (a typhoon prone nation) and am from Mobile, Alabama (a hurricane prone area), I thought it would be good to go over the differences between hurricanes and typhoons. To put it simply, they are both just different colloquial names for Tropical Cyclones—which doesn’t sound nearly as...
The Japanese Giant Hornet Will Kill You
It’s true. These terrifying bugs kill about 40 people a year in Japan. I ran into one of these monsters on a hike last Sunday. Honestly, I used to think the bumblebees back in Alabama were big (essentially harmless, but big). My friend Tomo told me that these can kill you. It was then, that the hornet changed directions and came at us. Instinctively, I brought off my fists prepared to take...
Classroom Pictures 6 - Ran Ran Ru!
A student drew this on top of “Don’t Throw The Baby Out With The Bathwater”, while we were packing up to leave.
Faces Everywhere 5! Yakuza Face
I like to think of the sticker as a bandage and the marker a scar from a knife fight in the 1970s while Beat It plays in the background.
I ate a wild berry from near a graveyard today and so far I haven’t died. It’s almost bed time, so this must be a good sign that, both, the rapture is not today and, also, that I am not going to die from consuming poisonous vegetation. I probably shouldn’t let this encourage me into trying more wild foods, but it probably will. There’s no way around it. Thus far, I have...
George Takei vs. Tennessee's "Don't Say Gay" Bill
Classroom Pictures 5 - Don't Throw the Baby Out
Faces Everywhere 4 - Cigars! Cigarettes!
Feed me your cigarettes!
Better Book Titles
This fairly new website is all-the-rage right now; and, being the kind of person I am who love literature and loves jokes, I’m enamored. You can find the website here: Better Book Titles Here are a few of my favorites: Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” Eric Carle’s “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit...
Same-Sex Military Weddings! Could It Be True?
Excerpt from Episcopal Cafe “According to the Navy Times, the new policy of allowing openly gay and lesbian to serve in the military has caused the Navy Chaplain Corp to issue a memo allowing for Naval Chaplains to perform same-sex marriages on navy bases. Naval facilities may be used for the reception. ‘“Consistent with the tenets of his or her religious organization, a chaplain...
Classroom Pictures 4 - Daruma Cat
I can’t take credit for this. One of my students drew it.
Sitting is Slow Suicide - How Sitting Can Help...
From MedicalBillingandCoding.org Via: Medical Billing And Coding
Faces Everywhere 3 - Serious Chemical Container
He pities the fool.
Crazy Weird Product from Japan neurowear vol.1...
I have to admit, this is kind of amazing.
Google Chrome: It Gets Better - LGBT
Classroom Pictures 3 - Santa
This was my drawing of Santa.
Faces Everywhere 2 - Orange Face