Hello and greetings from Takamatsu, Kagawa,
My name is Mark Groenewold and I want to thank the moderators and admin for this forum. Many moons ago I used to run a forum (based on karate practice in Japan) and while it had a good sized membership I remember how much WORK it takes to keep it going. So, many many thanks in advance.
Just a quick self-intro here. I am a pretty recent "vocal" atheist. I had it long under the surface, and would talk frankly with people I knew and liked (or who could put up with me) but it wasn't until very recently that I "pulled the trigger". I had been working on some personal writing for a long time and finally it got to a point where I needed to push it out into the world. There was no more "not talking about it". Just launched the Kindle book so I guess that's that... We will see how it goes.
Anyway, I live in Japan and have for over 20 years. My wife and I run a chain of language schools and we teach a lot of kids English. Our mission is to do what we can to contribute to the next generation of bilingual Japanese children. It's been a a huge job, but deeply gratifying. I'll stop with that and start digging around in recent threads to get a sense of this place. So very glad to find it, and very grateful too.
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