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Earthquake blooming

Arson benevolence?!? 改過自新 kai.ka.ji.shin Literally: change – error – self – new Alternately: Turning over a new leaf. Recognizing and working to correct one’s flaws and errors, and starting anew with a change of heart. New Year’s Resolution stuff. Notes: … Continue reading

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Four more seasons; another year

春夏秋冬 shun.ka.shuu.tou Literally: spring – summer – autumn – winter Alternately: Like it says: spring, summer, fall, and winter. All four seasons. A full year. Notes: This one is very old, attested since at least the early 900s, and has … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on resolutions

It’s January first of a new year… what are your resolutions? What are my resolutions? There are a few things I’d like to change about how I structure my life. But first I’d like to talk a little about “resolutions.” … Continue reading

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A minute’s plan in the first second

Here’s a New Year’s Resolution for you! 一日の計は朝に在り一年の計は元旦に在り (Ichinichi no kei wa asa ni ari ichinen no kei wa gantan ni ari; “A day’s plan in the morning; a year’s plan on New Year’s Day”) Definition: Planning and preparation should … Continue reading

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Not at all like Pi Day plus Shemini Atzeret

Well, a new semester is starting! My wife’s gotten into grad school, and I’ll be writing my thesis and doing a translation project and taking a course or two, and we have a one-year-old kid. Whee! 盆と正月が一緒に来たよう (Bon to Shougatsu … Continue reading

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