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

Imagination Sandbox

Today’s title is meant quite literally. My four-year-old son and I were playing at the park. After a good amount of running and sliding, he wanted to play in the sandbox. It was a grand time. We dug and made little mountains. But what really cracked me up was when he announced that Bucket turned … More Imagination Sandbox

Eat That Burger

I don’t want to romanticize the good old fashioned American hamburger. I mean, it is one of the greatest foods there is, but that isn’t what I want to dwell on. But maybe just a little bit more. I’ve spent fifteen years living in Japan and it is a shame that the common image of … More Eat That Burger

Flick. Clack.

Flick. He sits on the bench. A train will arrive soon. Clack. He sits trying to not think about the arriving train. He wants to board. To go home. To sleep. Flick. A lighter in his hand dances. Opens and closes. Clack. Again and again. Flick. People give him looks. Some frown. A few open … More Flick. Clack.