About

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About me...

Born in America but raised in Canada, I have made another home for myself in Japan since 1998. Currently I teach, write, and take photographs from my base in west-end Tokyo. I have written and updated travel guides to Tokyo and Hiroshima for travelsim, Northstar Travel Intelligence, and WCities. My blogs, photos, essays, and stories - mostly on travel and the expat life - have featured in Lonely Planet, SalonWorld HumTransitions AbroadKyoto JournalThe Blue Moon ReviewThe New Idealist, among others, and in several essay and story anthologies. My posts and photos on Medium.com have earned me a spot as Top Writer.

The original Exit Booted homepage from 1998, archived at OOcities