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About me

I am a retired therapist and healer.
I'm studying Japanese for many reasons starting in my early childhood when I was both drawn to a slightly afraid of the culture. In my thirties I met one of my two close Japanese friends and began to dream of visiting one day. Twenty years later I did stay with him and his family for two weeks, but that is a story for another time.
My second close relationship is with my "son". He is a student who ended up living with my family for 5 years.
This past spring 2016 I spend 3 months in Japan, a lifelong dream fulfilled soshite I've decided I want to return.
My interests?
I'm interested in why people do what they do. I am very interested in moral development and had, at one time, considered doing graduate work in that area. A new husband and child made that not seem possible, but it has remained a lifelong interest.
Music - Classical and musical soundtracks from movies and dramas.
Food - My husband tolerates my "strange" food which tends to be a fusion of Japanese, Korean, and Mexican.
Videography - In my town of 54,000 many people know me as the woman with the video camera. Much of my activism for peace, healthcare, and environmental causes has taken video form.
Finally - I write. I write because the world becomes more real for me. I recently heard a quote that sums it up for me "Nothing is real until I write it". Sorry I don't know the author of that quote. Now that I have returned from Japan I'm creating a website for stories from people who have been at the intersection of different cultures.


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英語を勉強する時は、日本学生がやさしくLang-8をつかいます。 With native lang

英語を勉強する時は、日本学生がやさしくLang-8をつかいます。 でも日本語を勉強する時外人学生がむずかしくLang-8をつかいます。  なぜ。 われわれはかんじをしりません。 ふりがなを使いますおねがいします. ありがとうございます。
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Dec 24, 2016 13:38
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ガム With native lang

今日私は 日本語で20問題を遊んだ。 じょず 話しませんだから私と先生がたくさんに笑いました。 たのしいですね。
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Dec 22, 2016 17:30
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今日川の園に鳥のうつくし変を聞きました。 With native lang

今日川の園に鳥のうつくし変を聞きました。変と長いと笛のようだ。 鳥が見ませんでしたでもうたがよくおもいます。 らいしゅ鳥がを見たいです。
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Jun 1, 2015 13:31
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のりこ先生は年アメリカにすんでいますそしてあたらしい言葉が 分かりません。 With native lang

のりこ先生は年アメリカにすんでいますそしてあたらしい言葉が 分かりません。昨日は internet post 日本語で同いう を伺いました。 Lang-8に伺いますと答える。
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May 25, 2015 15:49
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このあさの今日は日本語のしゅきょうを行きます. With native lang

このあさの今日は日本語のしゅきょうを行きます. それぞれ月曜日じゅきょう 行くそう月曜日大好きで。 あなたの月曜日は素晴らしいですと望みます
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May 19, 2015 01:47
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