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‘Carousel,’ a New Short Film

Carousel from Michael French on Vimeo. A recent trip to Los Angeles for a wedding found us with a few extra hours to relax before our flight home. We headed to the shore a Santa Monica, one of my favorite places to go when I used to live in Pomona, California, east of Los Angeles. There’s a old pier that’s sort of a West Coast Coney Island: A Ferris wheel, a roller coaster, some games …

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Book Review – Hokkaido Highway Blues: Hitchhiking Japan

Book Review – Hokkaido Highway Blues: Hitchhiking Japan

Hokkaido Highway Blues: Hitchhiking Japan By Will Ferguson Cape Sata, the southernmost point in Japan, and Cape Soya, its uppermost point, form the bookends of Will Ferguson’s epic journey across Japan. His goal is to follow Japan’s legendary cherry blossoms as they peak in successive waves across the landscape, from the subtropical south to the frigid north. Through his travels we learn why the meat industry in Japan is handled by a segregated underclass. We …

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