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Learning to Bow

There are only so many times I can ignore a recommendation for a book before going out and picking up a copy. That was the case with Bruce Feiler’s Learning to Bow: Inside the Heart of Japan. Several friends told me I should check it out, knowing that I not only loved to travel but […]

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Matsuo Basho by Flashlight

How does one review travel writings and poems that were written in the late 1600s? Well, truthfully, you don’t. They’ve successfully shown the test of time and demonstrated why they are considered to be classics. The Narrow Road to the Deep North and Other Travel Sketches by Matsuo Bashoreally is a prototype for top notch […]

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