Incompetent Competence

Remember that I had one goal: Complete the easiest task on PTA with competence. So, after the introductory meeting, which I described in the last post, I went to the leader and confirmed what all I had understood. I actually had understood the whole meeting and what I would need to do and had actually… Continue reading Incompetent Competence


City Sounds

There are lots of sounds I’ve become accustomed to after years of living in Japan. The nasally, high-pitched calls of Irasshaimase! when you enter a store. The sounds of crosswalk signals, train crossings, and buzzers for people who are cutting it too close. The almost silent sound of approaching cars with their noiseless engines. There’s… Continue reading City Sounds