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
For the past few years I have been on and off dabbling with tarot cards. Not enough where I can call myself an expert or anything g, but enough so that I can manage my way through a reading or two. Hopefully without having to double check too much. Still, I like the cards. I … More Tarot Tuesday: Intro
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.
Today’s weather was just oppressive enough to keep myself and my two little ones inside most of the day. I’m starting to get a little cabin fever, now that the day is almost over. Of course, I’m also sleepy enough where I might as well just read a book and try and call it a … More Rainy Day Thoughts
Blow out the candle Doesn’t have quite the same ring. Pessimism hurts.
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
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
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
For about a year now I’ve been working on my third fantasy novel, the first book in a new series. The original goal was to have it out sometime during the spring. So much for that. I did finish the first draft with enough time so that I could have done a quick pass of … More Second Drafts Are Like Soup
Yesterday was Father’s Day. I suppose you could say I celebrated the day. Really, it was a normal Sunday for us, which meant spending most of the day with my family. All though, when we did go out to eat I did use Father’s Day as an excuse to order something I ordinarily wouldn’t. The … More Thanks, Dad