Apr 16 2005

This guy–photographer, writer, butterfly-catcher, malaria carrier, TV reporter–is indirectly responsible for the past 5 years of my life. When I indicated some interest in Japanese language and culture, my roommate assignment for Freshman year at St. Norbert was changed to one Tetsutarou Soe. He turned out to be the most confusingly fascinating person I’d ever met. We lived together that year, and then shared an apartment in Nakano, Tokyo most of 2002. He came to Seattle for two days, and Peter came up from Portland, for some “spanning time”.