Finding Community Against the Odds

The train slows to a stop and fresh passengers step through the opening doors. The car is crowded during rush hour and across from me the bench is packed full of commuters. The new passengers look to the empty spaces on either side of me, wide enough to fit two people each. They look at each other and choose to stand for the next eight stops.

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Bathing Bare in Hot Spring Heaven

This article originally featured in the November 2019 issue of Connect. Hoong Shao Ting (Nagano) Autumn’s finally here, and as the

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