Almost Bedtime

The children are asleep. The house is temporarily quiet. All day the back of my mind has been thinking up dreams for the page. I look at the clock. I listen to my body. Frowning, I slip into bed. Tomorrow is an early day. I close my eyes only to visit the world that longs … More Almost Bedtime

Reading Paper

Way back in 2010 the first generation of iPads came out. I knew immediately I would be purchasing it. I didn’t have a smartphone at that time, but a full color tablet appealed to me. I’ve always been a comic reader. Strangely, one of the hardest parts of adjusting to life in Japan was no … More Reading Paper

The Silver Trident

Wooden columns stretched high inside the cavern. The explorer could just make out the roof they supported. He advanced, cautiously looking from side to side. He knew the treasure was somewhere hidden deep inside. He was prepared for a long search. Suddenly a loud clang echoed out. With sword half drawn the explorer pivoted. Instead … More The Silver Trident

Grasshoppers

Something I started a while back and have yet to return to. Maybe someday. The wind tousled the long blades of grass that adorned the sloping hill. It was a sunny day, a perfect day to escape from the thick, overhanging trees that grew in the Black Forrest just beyond the clearing. It was one … More Grasshoppers

101 Days

Let’s night, after I posted my daily blog, an interesting notice came up. It turns out that yesterday was my 100th straight day with a posting on this site. Which makes today the 101st. So far this is shaping up to be a pretty good year for me, writing wise. I finished up the first … More 101 Days