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Legends of California #1: Baby Making Made Easy

When last we spoke, I left you with a promise: a photo essay of our neighborhood in Okinawa.  I spent months preparing.  I took hundreds of photos.  We literally did laps around our neighborhood, poking our heads into forgotten corners, … Continue reading

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OkiLog #8: Churaumi in Photos

Up Next: Kuwae in Photos and Goodbye Okinawa!

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OkiLog #7: SCUBA

When I first received orders to Okinawa, folks that had already been here began telling me how beautiful the waters were, and how easy it was to get SCUBA certified.  I listened with rapt attention and promised myself that it … Continue reading

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OkiLog #6: A Three Hour Tour

Okinawa is known for it’s phenomenal aquatic life. The SCUBA diving is world class(I’ll cover that later), it boasts one of the best aquariums in existence(I’ll cover that later too), and the deep-sea fishing in the area has yielded quite a few … Continue reading

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OkiLog#5: Where everybody knows your name.

One of the best parts about being stationed in Okinawa is the level of exposure to local cuisine.  The Okinawan fare tends to be a Chinese-Japanese fusion, much like the architecture. The sushi is no exception. One of the main … Continue reading

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OkiLog #4: Fire on the Mountain

There are very few times in my life that I’ve experienced enough pain that I would carry the memory forever.  I’ve had mental, physical, and emotional trauma to be sure, but every once-in-a-while, I encounter a true soul-searing experience. This … Continue reading

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OkiLog #3: All Aboard!

I‘d like to deviate from writing about Chatan for a while.  I’ve recently returned from a training exercise on the Japanese mainland, and have plenty to write about.  Most of the trip was spent in the shadow of Mount Fuji doing … Continue reading

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