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Rich Franzen
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This is a really informative and interesting article.  It includes a lot of detail concerning the lore of tanuki and foxes in Chinese and Japanese lore.

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He's everywhere! D. Trump in episode 16 of Haikyu!!
The mouth, the eyes, the orange -- it's him!
Did Donald ever do any development projects for the Japanese educational system? It sure would explain this picture.
(Haikyu!! episode 16 @16:44, season 1 (c) 2014 Production IG, posted under Fair Use)
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One of best episodic series I have ever seen.

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Menu of food truck as of July 2015
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context: email conversation between my sister Zenna and I.  It came up that the summer after high school I had hitch-hiked from Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin to Bakersfield, California.  There was only $8.47 and a small suitcase with some extra clothes.  Zenna commented that such a thing was brave.
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me:
I did not look at it as bravery, but simply doing something I wanted to do with the means at my disposal.  The year previously I had hitched from Chippewa to Detroit during a 4-day weekend.  I went south, thru Chicago.  While not as far as Bakersfield, it was still pretty good training.

While I could have asked you or others for trip money, perhaps I considered the whole thing a rite of passage.  Except no lions.  Or lava.  Or virgins ...

Who am I kidding? I just wanted to get to Bakersfield.

Zenna:
You crack me up Rich:) I'm happy there were no lions or lava.

me:
A loincloth would have been nice, though.  And a spear!

Zenna:
While we are at it, we might just as well throw in the virgins :-)

me:
... but, but then I wouldn't need the loincloth.  :)

I had it all worked out, too.  When a lion attacked, I'd kill it with the spear.  Since it's a Swiss Army spear, I could spring-out the skinning tool and get its pelt.  The pelt could be stretched out near the lava to help it cure faster.  Once cured, I would replace my Levi's (t) denim loincloth with a lion one.  (Virgins dig lion loincloths.)  And then, well, then we could proceed from there.

Zenna:
I think you need to write a short story, this sounds like a very interesting adventure. You could patent the Swiss Army Spear :-) And go live in a nudist colony, with the virgins...

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I decided not to write the story, but I would reveal my plan to the world.

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Well now, that's interesting.  As of 8 February 2015, my Mom likely won't run for president.

* http://herald-post-cumming.com/news/15542496810375/Lawana-Franzen-Tempe-Arizona.html

It is from a parody site, but I can't imagine who the target audience is. 

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My sisters, aunt, and I have built a web tribute to Mom.
See: http://r0k.us/rock/memoriam.html

It is not yet entirely complete, but certainly good enough to share.
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