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Turning 50 -or- I Think I’m Going Japanese

As I write this I’m on a bullet train bound for Kyoto and I can’t help but smile as we pass by Mt. Fuji who’s decided of all days to pick today to wear a hat (of clouds). It’s the first time I laid eyes on her. In fact, it’s my first visit to the Land of the Rising Sun. I came here to celebrate my 50th birthday and mark visiting Japan off my bucket list. I’m finding it hard to resist getting all nostalgic about my birthday this year, even though I’ve never considered myself the nostalgic type. I