John Lives in Hawaii
I got this email from John. John is a smart guy who has, let's say, experimented in all walks of life. If someone I know has lived life rather fully it's been John. He's peaceful, yet bright enough to be accepted as more than that. Now John and I have never been friends but more or less associates through mutual friends. I sent him an email a long time ago asking him how Japan was, as it was he who initially spurred me to investigate teaching English abroad, via a short conversation with his and my good friend Mike. In his response he came across in typical John fashion (girls, partying, with an overtone or aristocracy) but was more than welcomming of my questions. He writes these emails about climbing waterfalls, surfing, sleeping in the back of the van waiting on the birth of the tide, riding a bike ten miles to work, all these things. I'm glad John is writing every month or so. I know I sent him all my little tales and I would like to think that in some small way I sort of inspired him to keep a little journal with titles and everything. I have no idea if he did the same thing when he went to Japan but for my own ego I'll assume he didn't and simply feel a little responsible for bringing information and delight into the world.