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Moving Diaries- Episode 2 Cont`d. I See Red Shoes Under That Barn

When we last left off, pots and pans, the coffee pot, and two suitcases were hog tied to the top of the car. Neither me, nor Offspring #2, nor any number of thieves would be able to break in to … Continue reading

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Moving Diaries- Episode 2- One Teenager, One Car,Two Dogs, and 3000 Miles

In the Clampitt family we love our Offspring but it`s possible we love our dogs more. When you think about it, until the Offspring can talk, a pediatrician and a veterinarian are interchangeable. Both keep you up all night as … Continue reading

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There are Bear in those Woods- or There Were Recently

Some of you may be concerned that I forgot about the story I`d started last time. This part of it cost me so much money that like a repressed memory, it`s hard for me to recall the details. Whistler, BC … Continue reading

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The Biggest Drawback to the Clampitts` Move to Canada…

is Offspring #1 can drive. We`re more concerned about ourselves than him as one of us has to sit in the front seat while he learns. It was much easier to guide him from the coffee table to the couch … Continue reading

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Vancouver – A Great Place to Leave your Children

So I must admit. Spouse and I started our indoctrination trip in Vancouver for purely selfish reasons. I haven`t calculated exactly how far Vancouver is from Montreal but give or take  4,889 km or 3,037 miles would be a good … Continue reading

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Moving Teenagers- Are You Up To It?

Moving teenagers- are you up to it? That depends. Are you willing to stick your head inside the mouth of a Great White Shark? Would you let a rabid dog chew on your ear for days at a time? Are … Continue reading

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The Warabi Naked Man Festival

I see you were as intrigued as I to see  gain further cultural enlightenment. The unofficial title drew a bus load of screaming, rabid “50 is the new 20” year olds. Not since the opening of the first male strip … Continue reading

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Is It Right to Hate China? The Clampitt`s Investigate

Among ExPats, Japan is referred to as “Asia Lite.”  While shopping one gets confused as to location- there`s more English signage than Japanese and random animals of various size and denomination don`t cross the road along with the pedestrians. Cars … Continue reading

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“What`s Your Type?”

“What`s your sign?” The ultimate conversation starter lost with the demise of the horoscope in the 70`s. Perhaps it got tangled up with disco. Whatever the reason,  I stopped looking for a Leo soul mate and that groovy Sagittarius embroidered … Continue reading

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Birds of a Feather Bike Tokyo Together

I prefer to limit constraints on my behavior with too many rules. Therefore, I operate under a general set of guiding principles which can be altered if circumstances require a quick adjustment. There is one that has remained constant, has … Continue reading

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