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About Me


I am a recent graduate of Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, where I studied Religion, and Japanese whenever my busy life allowed.  I’m  a theater buff of the first order whose passion is in directing, as well as an avid writer, poet, and an increasingly enthusiastic runner.

What I’m Doing

Under the auspices of the JET (Japan Exchange Teaching) Programme, I’m working as an Assistant Language Teacher in Elementary and Middle Schools in Aomori Prefecture.

Why Is the Blog Called “Dispatches from the Blue Forest”?

The name Aomori means “Blue Forest” in Japanese. Duh.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Al Cyone permalink
    31 May 2010 9:53 am

    I enjoyed your recent letter to The NY Times. I, too, took the road less traveled by . . . and that has made all the difference.

  2. 2 July 2014 6:29 am

    Hal, How can I reach you? I have a question about the history of the Uninvited Company. Or can you suggest someone else to contact? My question goes back to 1967-1968. Thanks,
    Terry Murray, Toronto

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