Q&A for the Ogasawara highschool summer open house

An island friend of mine, a JET program English teacher at Chichijima, Ogasawara, asked me a couple questions to post up on a display board in the highschool’s international room for their summer open house. I’m reminiscing now and thought to post it here as well.   How did you hear about Ogasawara? My name…

little but big

You go to a social event and here, the way people choose to interact is by rapid fire question and answer. The answers process, lead to further questions, and the “conversation” carries on without carrying anything, devoid of passion and active interest. It’s just another way to fill the space, no? They become thoroughly a…

surplus self, reign it in

I feel as if I have lived a hundred lives Carrying around an ant-filled crawfish, feathers, pennies. Little boys trying to take my dimes. Biting the hairy end off a green onion and leaving it in a store until the shopkeeper ask me for $1.60. (But I hadn’t thought anybody had them!) My right palm…