Author Archives: inaformerlifeanexpat

Like MacArthur Once Said?

A quote attributed to MacArthur is that Japan is a nation of 12-year olds…… We’re now subscribed to our cable provider’s Japanese-language channel and watch probably for the first time since we left in 1998, a lot of Japanese programming. … Continue reading

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Well Shit, this is Still Active?!

Thought I had truly messed this blog up via WP through Google, but not so on Explorer. Hmmm. See too that the other blogs I followed are pretty much moribund; guess it really takes an active mind  and perseverance to … Continue reading

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A Choice Between a Steaming Pile of Dog Shit or an Equally Steaming Pile of Cow Shit?

While the gig has been over for over a week now,  I am still in Kentucky, just chillin’. While this country is now roughly a month out from choosing a new President, one thing I have noticed here is the … Continue reading

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Misery Has Company

Learned this afternoon tomorrow will not be the last day for just myself.  Another interpreter, who frankly I saw as doing little work, will also turn in his security pass.

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The Party’s Over….Over

Had a call last night from the staffing agency that hired me to talk about my contract and was informed this Friday will be my last day on the job. In a way, resigned; this job came with a expiration … Continue reading

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“Progressives” ( I call them neo-collectivist) are like alcoholics; most cannot kick the habit.

What prompted this? This: http://www.dollarsandsense.org/archives/2016/0916brooks.html Pretty much filed with neo-collectivist claptrap and a glaring unwillingness exhibited by the neo-collectivists I read about,  to intellectually ‘get off the bottle’ of their delusions. But to start with the first neo-collectivist lament, of elitist deals … Continue reading

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The Difference

Have had a thought about how to best explain the difference between translating and interpreting and why while one may be competent  in doing one, one may  not as competent in doing the other. So think about this: While all … Continue reading

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