|Mita-san explaining his cool compost heated greenhouse.|
This year, of course, proved the same. I met Nancy Thompson at Just a Backpack and a Rollie, and I met Ruth Kraut of Ann Arbor School Musings. Well, I should be clear. I met Ruth about seven or more years ago when I worked for a small and fantastic non-profit in Michigan. She and I have stayed in touch, and we reconnected during the 2013 Blogathon.
Ruth and I swapped posts, which was a fun challenge for me. Ruth wrote about an exchange program between Ann Arbor schools and a small town in Japan, and I wrote about learning Japanese as an adult. Writing about something other than my usual topics is a lovely way to stretch my writing muscles. It was lovely, too, to really think about how I learn Japanese and why I'm learning Japanese. Now, back to my studying!