joshaboutsnowHi, I’m Joshua Zimmerman and you’re one of those rare people who actually clicks on the “About” page on a blog.  Now I feel pressured to entertain you, and I should warn you that I’m not very entertaining.

I’m a 27 year old American living in Yamanashi, Japan.  If you don’t know where that is I’ll give you a moment to google it.  Oh don’t worry.  I’ll wait for you.  I’ll give you a hint.  Find Tokyo and then go left.  Its where Mt. Fuji is, you can’t miss it.

I spend most of my days attempting to teach English to Junior High School students.  I say ‘attempt’ because teaching English in Japan is much like using a spoon to bail out a sinking Titanic.  While the job is fun and rather rewarding I’m always reminded of a quote. “There is no Nobel Peace Prize for ‘Attempted Chemistry.’”  Powerful words to live by.

When I’m not trying to get children to make the words “mouse” and “mouth” sound different I travel around Asia.  If I’m lucky I can spend some time diving in warm tropical seas taking photos of very small sea life.  I also tend to carry around a small Domokun for company because in a pinch I can use him as a makeshift pillow.

So I welcome you to my blog.  Feel free to look through the many years worth of random posts, picture, and videos that I’ve put together.  Leave a comment if you’d like.  It feels good to be loved.