Grumpy Bird Reviews: Home Sweet Tokyo, Season 2 Episode 01: It’s All Calligraphy

Around this time last year Japan’s NHK World television network put out what was claimed to be the first English language scripted sitcom. I’ll be honest, I was never clear if this claim was for the station itself or the country as a whole. Since the show was also available online, I checked it out. … More Grumpy Bird Reviews: Home Sweet Tokyo, Season 2 Episode 01: It’s All Calligraphy

Daycare Dilemma

(Let’s go ahead and get it out of the way. The main point of this post is that I basically need to gain an additional $37 dollars a month at my Patreon site to get both my current and future kid into daycare here in Shinjuku. I totally understand if this makes you want to … More Daycare Dilemma

Can I Do It?

I look over this site and it reminds me how absent I have been this year. Life has demanded my attentions elsewhere. Work has increased my class load (which did come with a nice bump in paycheck, to be fair) and I have taken an active stance in improving my availability to home and family. … More Can I Do It?

The Outing (part 1)

(This is another one of the stories that are based on my real life. Except, you know, with magic and other fantasy elements added in.) Attempting to commune with the diverse spirits that inhabit this plane is a tricky proposition. Spirits are just as prone to games and falsifications as their material counterparts, which is to … More The Outing (part 1)