Monthly Archives: November 2012

Airline (Route) Map Oddities: From The Sea of Japan to the East Sea

Before starting to read books (this is ongoing), I chose maps.   That’s right, I can point out where all of the worlds Guineas are (what a novelty).  In fact, I participated in a couple of state geography bees (harsh reality?), … Continue reading

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Tonsillitis and the Marathons: The Japanese Take on Western Portions

Tonsillitis and the Marathons… sounds like a terrible band name, right?  But if you saw it on a t-shirt in a Chinese department store, it would be the least of your worries.  Tonsillitis, after all is an inflammation of the … Continue reading

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