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Whimsical Crumbs of Writing as They Happen…   

Leftover-san

Leftover-san

If you’d like to join in on a little theater as I present my strange fascination with leftovers, please strap into your seatbelt and ride with me for a moment. It’s an appreciation not unlike a love affair…

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Next Project

Next Project

I’m currently translating Doc’s “The Rubber Band King of Lopatcong” into Japanese. Alongside other translation works we’re putting into English, and that are progressing in tandem, this project is what I feel most passionate about and it is occupying the entirety of my mind at the moment. This might sound weird, but I love…

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A woman, Philosophy, & Sweets

A woman, Philosophy, & Sweets

Comparing an amazing piece of literature to food, especially luscious, cheek-melting chocolate or caramel frosted cookies, is something a dorky woman like me is inclined to do. So, reading Nogami Yaeko and discovering she has…

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安吾メモ (1)

安吾メモ (1)

坂口安吾「大阪の反逆—織田作之助の死—」より、鉛筆片手に気づいたら傍線だらけになっていたので、そこからパーツに分けて引用文を紹介したいと思う。安吾メモ (1) として冒頭から志賀直哉をコテンパンにやっつけるところまで。

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Dictionary Dork

Dictionary Dork

People have hobbies. Some are into music, others like gardening. My brother, for example, is into cars. He can be forever out there in the garage fixing up and messing with his scrap cars. My friend, Mina, likes Doraemon, so when she…

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My Little Artist

My Little Artist

Art is everywhere if we extend our antennae to sense it. In the street. At the shop. Or, on the bus. If polished daily, our antennae stay bright like sharp knives, and we will surely be able to pick up, appreciate, and savor life’s beauty. You certainly don’t…

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Something about a Woman and Going Round-and-Round

Something about a Woman and Going Round-and-Round

Last night, Doc and I just finished reading Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye. Doc is a great reader (like the character, Michael, in the movie The Reader), so I very much enjoy the opportunity of being the sole audience member of such theater each night before bed. To be frank, I hadn’t been…

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