A Curmudgeon Back Home

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A Curmudgeon Back Home
Enthusiastically jaded observations and occasional rants by an expatriate.
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  • Wrapping things up 5 days ago Another weekend, another opportunity to meet up with an old friend from college. In this case, it'd been 27 years since I last saw Andrea, though we'd reconnected in recent years via Facebook. Andrea had come up from Portland to visit a friend living across the water in Port Orchard, and used that...
  • Full speed ahead, Mr. Boatswain, full speed ahead 1 week ago Washington may be my state of legal residence, but my connections to the Pacific Northwest don't run very deep. I grew up in California, and my parents only moved to Bremerton after my father retired, while I was living in Tōkyō 東京. My sister relocated to the region several years later, but I...
  • O Captain! My Captain! 2 weeks ago Stylish, understated gift shop in Ocean Shores, WashingtonIt's been an unusual week for me in some respects. I'd never in my life had to make a phone call to emergency services, but this past week I've had to call 9-1-1 twice. The first time was on Monday, when I noticed a man lying unconscious...
  • From the shores of Ocean, um, Shores 2 weeks ago Greetings from Ocean Shores, Washington, described by Lonely Planet as the state of Washington's most popular coastal resort (as well as "a manufactured beach haven"). We are staying at a chain hotel with my sister and one of her grandchildren, Kloe, having arrived in the middle of this afternoon....
  • State of the Union 2 weeks ago A few observations made during the two weeks that we've been back in the United States:1.) People are nice. Clerks are always wishing you a great day, police officers point you in the direction of their favorite seafood restaurants and drivers are courteous. OK, so being friendly to customers is...

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09:30 AM January 27, 2015

excellent insight....

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