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    Are you still in Michigan?  We've been in Japan since '08 with the exception of a three-week jaunt back home in the summer of '11.  The library in Ferndale has been expanded and modernized, and I think the bike rack is still the same one that's always been there, perhaps the very one you used.  

    I was a little scared of going back to Ferndale and seeing what I expected to be empty storefronts, victims of the great recession.  Instead I found there were even more open stores, great little restaurants, etc.  If anything, it was even more lively than before.  Ferndale is a great place, and incidentally is one of the more gay-friendly towns in the USA.  It's the only place I've seen that has a Buffalo Wild Wings sports bar sharing a common wall with a gay and lesbian community center.  

    Odds and ends about life in Japan:

    by Hatrax on Mon Sep 16, 2013 at 04:24:42 AM PDT

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