Category Archives: Japan

Westside! (Or: California knows how to party!)

My thoughts about California are kind of like my thoughts about Wal-Mart. I like and hate it at the same time. California is crowded. I’ve said this about New York, and I’ll say it again: when you put that many … Continue reading

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The land of Oz

After checking out New York, saying goodbye to our home in Jersey and catching up with friends in Maryland, we hit the road toward Topeka. I have a lot of family there, and we needed to put Muna’s car in … Continue reading

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Fireworks at the Nation’s capital

It’s been a good weekend. Saturday I got a chance to visit a good friend. Then, today, we went to D.C. to see the fireworks display and celebrate our nation’s independence. I think the vilification of personal fireworks has resulted … Continue reading

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Uniform not required

As much as we believe serving in the military is a “lifestyle,” the truth is that serving in the military is still a career (or a job, depending on your viewpoint.) And, like most jobs, its employees wear uniforms. (Even … Continue reading

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A day in New York City

We’re down to our last couple of days in Jersey. We had planned to drive to New York to visit the Statue of Liberty today, but that didn’t work out. I should have Googled it first, because it turns out … Continue reading

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Bye-bye, my love …

After moving out of McGuire’s base housing into the military hotel, the next task on our list was to put our cars in storage. Japan has a no-foreign-car rule when it comes to US military stationed there. I was told … Continue reading

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Squeezing in as much fun as possible

(For my Facebook readers, Facebook is horrible at displaying pics with it’s matching blog post. Please click the “view original post” link below to see pics properly.) Although we’re excited about going to Japan, we’re leaving New Jersey a lot … Continue reading

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Konnichiwa! (A new chapter begins)

(For my Facebook readers, Facebook is horrible at displaying pics with it’s matching blog post. Please click the “view original post” link below to see pics properly.) Prior to my leaving McGuire Air Force Base to serve in the ‘stan, … Continue reading

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