Even in Japan…

I tend to avoid posting along the same themes two days in a row. And with yesterday’s piece also being a critique on modern Japan, I really did not intend to do so again today. But sometimes life has different plans and yesterday provided an incident that I need to release through the written word. … More Even in Japan…

Priority in Japan

I feel like I’ve talked about this before. I’m almost sure I have. But it is such an ordinary aspect of daily life. So, here we go. One of the aspects about my life in Japan that I value, is that I can maneuver the city without needing a car. Sure, I’ve been lucky in … More Priority in Japan

Impending Headache

I can feel it there, ready to pounce. I’ve stretched, hydrated, and wished. Hopefully one will work. It’s also almost bedtime and the words are slow in coming. Tomorrow will be for substance.

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

The Flip Side

I’ve lived in Japan for almost 15 years. I have seen a lot of amazing acts of kindness, and been the beneficiary of such. I have also seen such staggering lacks of common curtesy that it has boggled my mind. At times I have likely been guilty of focusing on negative acts. Today will be … More The Flip Side