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It’s Been Some Time

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Posted on Sunday, October 14th, 2012 at 6:32 pm.

I haven’t posted here in over a year.  A lot of things have happened in that time, most obviously my application and subsequent acceptance to a residency program, graduation, and starting work as a physician. I also spent some time in Europe and made a few stops around the country to see some friends before starting residency.  Unfortunately the amount of free time has decreased a great deal.  Just figured I’d post a random picture though.

The Japanese Staff Room

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Posted on Tuesday, January 18th, 2011 at 9:25 pm.

My name is Scott. Though I’m American, I work in a Japanese school and this is my fourth year here in Japan.

Staff Room Chalk Boards


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Back in Japan… again…

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Posted on Sunday, July 12th, 2009 at 8:07 am.

So I thought I’d check in on the site after a long absence. I know Kevin tells me to post more often, but somehow I never get around to it.

Anyway, so I recently finished up an internship in California working for a family law judge. Overall, the experience was a good one. All you need to know about it was that I was an apprentice for a judge, who trained me in the legal arts for six weeks. I liken the experience, including the judge’s combination of strict demands, keen insight into my weaknesses, but yet sound advice and overall goodness, to Luke Skywalker and Yoda.

luke-yoda

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The British are Coming!

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Posted on Friday, January 30th, 2009 at 11:14 pm.

Questions are opportunities. Every time someone asks me a question there are two answers: the serious and the farcical. More often than not I provide a sardonic retort to the posed question.

It was with great difficulty that I resisted the urge to answer the innocuous request to “Briefly describe yourself” for my company’s weekly digest. Being one of the new hires, the communications director emailed me for some info. While I decided it would be best to play it straight, since my employer isn’t a comedy venue, part of me still wishes I went with this:

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Stop Following Me Into the Mens Room

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Posted on Sunday, January 18th, 2009 at 10:50 am.

By popular demand (OK, you didn’t really ask for it, but it was Editor’s Pick on Open Salon which has to stand for something): my report on week one. I plan on writing about last week/week 2 on my day off tomorrow. That’s right, taking a day for my man Martin.

No one ever told me work would be tiring. After all the glamorization of work from Disney movies, Office Space and TV shows like Murphy Brown, The Office and Cheers, I was prepared for a land of milk and honey. Thankfully, it isn’t like the failed Fred Savage show Working.

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At Long Last

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Posted on Thursday, December 11th, 2008 at 6:40 pm.

It’s official. After nearly a year and a half toiling at internships and scouring classifieds, I have landed a permanent position. Put simply: I GOT A JOB!

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back in America and into hell…somewhat

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Posted on Thursday, August 28th, 2008 at 6:18 pm.

So, I’m back in America again, and on to law school.  Thanks to a helpful reminder from Kevin, I’m back in the posting gig.

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