Moving Mt. Fuji? Moonshots?02.24.12

A few years ago, I found a paperback book on the sale rack, a bit dog-eared, but still a good read. Thus began my relationship with How Would You Move Mount Fuji? by Richard Poundstone . (He’s recently published Are

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P.S. On Homelessness03.01.11

I finally got around to grading all the essays on homelessness. What great students! Of course, here and there were some pretty awkward sentences, but overall I was awed by how seriously the students had taken the assignment. To be …

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Lesson From A Pet Bottle02.24.11

Twenty years ago when I moved to the rice-field turned bedroom town of Isesaki about 100 kilometers from Tokyo, recycling was almost unheard of. Home garbage was disposed of in two categories: burnable and non-burnable, which was dumped in landfill. …

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