It was just over a year ago, around 11:30pm on March 3rd, when our daughter was born. I remember walking in the rain with my sleeping son in a stroller. We headed to the birth house desperate to make it one time. I made it just as she was crowning. It felt as if they … More Welcome to One
Is today’s choice of cards inspired by having a week’s worth of classes cancelled and finding myself with time to write and play ukulele? Yes. Yes, it is. The Star (8) Now is the time for inspiration and insight! Let the creativity flow and imagination run free. This is the ideal time to pursue creative … More Tarot Tuesday: The Star (8)
After a while of planning I finally had time to sit down with the one and only Adam Wing to record what will become the first episode of our podcast (tentatively) called Write Good. I’m breaking that rule of never announce any details until they are a little more cemented, but I had such a … More Coming Soon: Write Good.
After dinner me and the little man played superhero adventures. Lots of dolls and other toys were involved. We went to the moon and came back. Lots of fun. The only thing is that that I’m pretty sure this particular four year old doesn’t have the whole “yes, and” thing down. Him: How are we … More Fun with the Son
Thursday evening. I was just starting to relax at home after a full day of teaching when a message came in from a supervisor. Apparently Prime Minister Abe had made an announcement that schools should be closed. I work at a private school, which means we are technically exempt from following such an order. But … More Love in the Time of Corona (1)
After the abbreviated day today my co-worker and I went to get lunch at the local pub. Now it’s almost eight hours later and I’ve just left on the train home. Nothing worthwhile will be said tonight. Other than I am really enjoying listening to Ton Segura’s comedy.
Last fall I was helping run a youth camp training. The focus was on preparing new staffers to be camp counselors for a short term camp here in Japan. During one of the down times one of the other organizers and I got into a discussion on what I’ll call “active parenting.” But that isn’t … More The Character of Babies
Reviewing a podcast?! It that even possible? The People v. Star Trek Voyager by: Shadeaux Public Radio Quick Review I’m a sucker for a good podcast that directs nerdy stuff in a fun and thoughtful way. This show has it in spades. On the surface it is a basic show of three guys who … More Grumpy Bird Reviews: The People v. Star Trek Voyager
It was a nice long weekend with the kids. They are indeed angels, but sometimes angels need a lot of attention. and that can. Make even the happiest of times a little draining. I’ve tried several times to get the bat off my shoulder with the regular feature, Tuesday Tarot, it it really wasn’t going … More 3 Day Weekend
A little while ago I wrote a post about using your interests to make sure you enjoy what it is you are doing. The idea being that even if it isn’t the “best” way, you’ll get better results if you are having fun. I wanted to follow that up with another real world strategy: turning … More Do It How You Like (coda)