Was a Mission Mormonary in Japan, lo these many years ago.
Then I married a Japanese woman while I was researching interpretive programming languages and compilers.
And that is why my house is a hill. (And if the rains should come, why can't we run?)
Now I'm a Mormon with a small family and a tempered zeal trying to make a living for a great little company that makes a dynamic native XML database and builds custom web systems in Japan.