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A Wildly Twisting Topographical Map

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A Wildly Twisting Topographical Map

In January 2011, I found myself on a bus that was slowly winding its way through the Japanese countryside and up into the mountains. I had the window seat and to my left, sat a lady. Damp leaves and thick layers of snow coated the ground like an aging carpet. Fog hung in the air, and smoke rose softly from the chimneys of farmhouses that were scattered on the landscape.

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Yes, I will Ride that Ostrich

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Yes, I will Ride that Ostrich

I’ve seen a fair amount of animals in my life and up there as one of the most odd and interesting is the ostrich. For a bird, their eyes are unnervingly large, and although they have a duck-like beak their heads are more furry than feathery. Put all of that on top of a long snaky neck, and it’s already hard to look away.

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