Environment Category

A Sea of Clouds

I recently had the privilege of seeing a spectacular sunrise over Ishizuchi Mountain, the highest mountain in western Japan. This picture is from about 1,500 meters above sea level, just as the sun started to emerge. The sea of clouds (雲海) almost looked like an ocean to me, and made having to get up at […]

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The Sea, and Some Japanese History

Before I moved to Japan, this blog was called “Stories from the Lake.”  The name referred to Lake Michigan and stories involving the great city of Chicago.  I certainly miss staring out into the wonders of Lake Michigan, one of the five Great Lakes in North America.  I used to spend hours in the summer […]

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