Each day goes by so fast. As cliche as it might be, so many days feel like one good yawn happens and an hour has gone by. We are hectic people living hectic lives and there is never enough time. But, we can do our best to make time to do something good for someone. … More A Challenge for the Day
If you are a regular reader of this blog, you might have seen that 2020 has not been off to the best of starts. Some of those issues have been resolved. Others are still out there baring their teeth, But, despite that I am constantly reminded that I am very fortunate. I write this after … More The Center Holds
I’m not sure if the following anecdote is an insight into life in Japan or not. It happened here in Japan, and it does feel like something that belongs here. But, then again, as it get older and deal with my kids I enter grounds that I have no point of reference for. Maybe the … More The Paper Chase
Time for complete honesty. Which probably isn’t the best idea, but here it goes. I’m writing all of this down, everything on this site, because I want you to read it. And I want you to like it. I want you to like it enough that you read tomorrow and the day after. I want … More Past Mistakes
It is fully 2020 and I want to start this year as I do almost every other, by seeing how long I can keep this space updated daily. Over the next week expect a review of last year, expectations for this year, and other general housekeeping chores. But for now, it is New Year’s. I’ve … More Start the year Writing
I’ve fallen off the radar for a while. Blame it all on the busy summer. And the growing bundle of love that is my daughter. And the other love that is my son. Oh, and work. And that other work. Basically, I have a lot of excuses. Some legit. Some less so. But I want … More Enough Silence!
It is the 21st if the month, and that means I try and get people to head over to my Patreon account and throw a few bucks my way. To be honest, the main reason I chose the 21st is to resonate with my birthday. Which is today. But now that my birthday is here, … More June Patreon Plug
Don’t tell me that You know what I am I’ve been here so long And still it seems You have yet to see me Truly See me Every day I wait For the moment that Something will cause you To look and For the first time Take notice But for now Just keep Judging Without … More Sight
Today our son turned four. Hard to believe that he is both so big and so little at the same time. Before picking him up from daycare we tried to spruce the apartment up a little bit with some decorations he’d like. The Mrs picked out all the supplies, but setting them up was a … More Happy Birthday Little Dude
A few weeks ago I was interviewed by Dana Hall about living in Japan. Dana was incredibly easy to talk to and asked some great questions. The article was posted over the weekend and I am so pleased with the result. I tend to ramble, which longtime readers likely know, but she managed to choose … More I was Interviewed!