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The Way

It’s always nice to see a sign letting you know you’re going in the right direction.

Maybe you’ve gone the wrong way or lost your way.
You could be wandering around for a long time without a sign, any sign, letting you know.

Different signs are more reassuring for some reason.

If you keep seeing the same sign, maybe you’re walking in circles.

Some people don’t seem to need signs: they must have good directional skills or a map or something.

I think most people know the general direction they want to go and set off optimistically hoping to find a nice path to follow. I’m one of these people.

It’s always nice to find a ribbon on a tree or a spray painted rock to let you know you’re on some kind of track. Footprints are no help: maybe they’re from lost people!

I’m a sign reader: sometimes I miss a few signs, but I notice most of them. Hopefully I come across a lot more signs before I see the exit sign.


note: “emergency exits” never say “emergency entrance” on the other side of them. It’s not fair.





I’ve been really lost for the last few days.

My friends have abandoned me, and I seem to be wandering around aimlessly in no clear direction.

I could be close to something, but I have no idea.

Can you contact the Park Rangers at Oze National Park in Gunma, Japan for me? My laptop battery is almost dead and I’m really hungry.

I hope there is a search party looking for me.


note: everyone loves a good party, don’t they?


Left Behind



When people stay at my place they always leave things behind.

Finding the Item” is my post-visit game.

It’s never anything I can use.

Past Objects Found: a bangle watch, a 2010 Vancouver Olympic pin, assorted Beanie Babies, and a toe ring.

The longest undiscovered object was a metal paddle from a bread making machine. It was 2 weeks before I found it embedded in a frozen loaf of raisin bread my sister brought me.

It may take a while to find the stuff, but I have a 100% recovery record!

Has someone left behind something good at your house?


note: above photo of most recent “found” item.