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
Their dust swept into the lonely guard tower. He coughed and tried to tell himself the watering in his eyes was solely a result of the irritant. Their numbers were not countless, but they were far greater than one, and I e was all he had. They continued their march forward. It was slow. He … More The Horde
Thank you, Mom. You have always been there and always let me know that you are ready to help, even as you prepared me to journey on my own. And as my family grows, so does your love. Thank you, Rika. I watch you with our children and know that they will never doubt your … More Mother’s Day 2019
Sweet girl in my arms Closes eyes and drifts away Please sleep through the night
I’ve spent most of this week getting over the sickness that I caught from my son. It isn’t too terrible, or at least it is t bad enough where I can stay home from work with a clear conscience. But it does feel like I am carrying extra rocks in my stomach, plus I am … More Still Recovering
Once this village was ashes. All she needed was to close her eyes and she could see it again. Charred buildings moments away from toppling. That is what lived in her memory. She gripped the sword at her side to remind herself she was in the now. She was here and the village was whole … More The Village
I hold my daughter and once again I marvel at how tiny she is. My hand stretches from shoulder to shoulder and I’ve had apples larger than her head. She nestled into me and the world is one again at peace. Contentment flows through me. It’s energy that I want to breath in. Her hair … More Two Months and Five Days
When you look outside, what is it that you see? When you look outside, are you doing so to keep from looking inward? Is it better to see struggle or peace? Which is better for now? Which is better for tomorrow?
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!
I think whatever little sickness my son had earlier in the week has started in on me now. I’m not broken, but the lack of focus from yesterday makes more sense. It might be weird to post about how I don’t feel well enough to post properly because I still feel I need to post … More Sick Day