Monday, July 23, 2018

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Behind the Scenes, Living in Misawa Japan

By Scorpion Sting, published on Mar 27, 2013

...some very quick processing at the terminal, we grabbed our bags, a taxi, and headed to billeting (dorms the military call transient rooms). The first thing we noticed was how freaking cold it was and the second thing how deserted this part of the base looked. Have I ever mentioned I am from Houston Texas? Where the day I left I was swimming in the back yard with a temperature of low 80's, and now, here, in northern Japan, it was 8 degrees f.? We get to billeting and my sponsor (supervisor who was assigned to get us settled) was waiting to get us set up. We were rather tired, so we napped ... (more)

Tags: japan, united states, food, texas, living, houston, air force, misawa, housing

E-readers may kill used book stores, but not today

By Doug Stephens, published on Nov 1, 2011

...bankruptcy and was purchased at fire sale prices in September by Barnes & Noble, and many smaller stores are having just as tough a time. But Francis is right where she has been for the past twenty-six years, tucked quietly in her used book store in the Copperfield neighborhood of Houston, TX. Here, amid piles of hardbacks and paperbacks of all sizes, she sells used books and chats with her customers. And she doesn't worry much about e-readers. While they have eaten into some of the sales at Twice Told Tales, and might take away even more in the future, the devices do not... (more)

Tags: kindle, houston, bookstore, used books, e-readers

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