by Patrick Parr
Can a man truly change his life using reason as his guide? Or is the only way to break yourself in two?
My situation came from this basic fact-filled sentence: I was twenty-four, a tennis teaching pro living in Buffalo with three other graduate students when I decided to move to Japan.
The thought made me smile. Japan…Japan…but it wasn’t the rational thought of moving to another country, learning another language, another culture, that made me smile. It was the sheer insanity of it.
I knew nothing about Japan. Absolutely nothing.