There seems to be more hair and acne here in Portland. I a also getting attacked by the acne worse than I have in many years. Maybe its the climate? Maybe it was all the humidity back in Japan that kept my face glowing? i don’t know.

Naoto remarked to me today, as we drove him to work, that you find long, glossy, luxurious hair on unlikely people here.

For instance, a construction worker at our highway 217 exit who is like a strawberry blonde zz top. Or the brunette beggar who works the local big intersection of the beaverton-hillsdale highway.