"It is a personal blog about my life in Japan.In his lastest column Ahrens quoted the section of my email highlighted in italics.
I like to think that I blog because it is the best way to keep my friends and family up to date with what I am doing. My mother's half of the family lives in Massachusetts, my father's half lives in Saipan, my brother is in Florida, my sister is in Wyoming, my Mom lives in Costa Rica, I have a cousin living in England, my best friend lives in Chicago, and I live in Japan. They read my blog and several of them keep thier own blogs and that is how we keep up to date with each other. It would be impossible to keep up with all of my friends otherwise.
The real reason I blog, though, is because I am a narcissist. Everyone in America thinks that they can write an interesting book, open a great restaurant, or that their life would make an intriguing reality TV show. A personal blog is just the hot new thing along that line of thinking. It gives people the opportunity to live out the fantasy that they are special, without actually having to put in too much effort."
Click HERE to read the article that quotes me.
Click HERE to see where the Washington Post website links to my blog (about a third of the way down the page).
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