The Memoirist
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The Memoirist

100-word memoir

Slow Train To Matsue

The scent of smoke transports me to my childhood in Japan

In Japan, in the early 1960s, we traveled by train, because many of the roads were poor.

Away from the big cities, this often meant being pulled behind a steam locomotive.



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Master Inventor and AI Architect. Grew up in Japan, World Traveler. Former Navy Linguist. Interests include Music, Writing, Tech, Travel, and a Better World.