J Darris Mitchell
Independent Science Fiction and Fantasy Writer
J. Darris Mitchell is a native of Austin, TX who is obsessed with bringing biodiversity back to the city. He lives with his darling wife, his two amazing sons who totally kick his butt every day, a hand-built aquaponics system that only leaks some of the time, the world's laziest cat (no joke), and a backyard brimming with birds.
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"Without change something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens. The sleeper must awaken."
Frank Herbert, Dune
Past travel blogs
My darling wife, a stuffed bear and I intrepidly travelled through Europe on a shoe-string budget.
Goats were milked, trains were missed, and former brothels were slept in.
Rest assured shenanigans transpired in at least six countries.
The Bearded Kaiju chronicles my year as an english teacher in Hida-Takayama. I participated in bizarre festivals, and underwent surgery in a wild mountain town.
If you have ever wanted to teach abroad or explore Japan's hidden countryside this is the blog for you.
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