Hello from the Japanese Alps!

Monkeys in the mountains near Nagano!

Monkeys in the mountains near Nagano!

It has been nearly two weeks since I had a strong Internet connection for more than ten minutes, and I have SO MUCH to tell you. I’m sorry for the delay, it’s simply due to technological failure. So, before I disappear into the mountains and go another few days without connection, I’ll try to relate the incredible generosity, serendipity, and kindness that have marked my stay in Japan. Be prepared for more than a few posts- I apologize for filling your email accounts, it’s a necessary consequence of keeping some organization on the blog.

So without further ado…