Family Outing

Leo’s grandparents made it into town today. They live just far enough so it isn’t so easy for them to make it over here very often, so we wanted to make a day of it. There was still a bit of chill in the air, so we couldn’t go out for too long, but we … More Family Outing

A New Day

Yesterday I wrote from a place of anger. Today it is all about love. I got to spend most of the day with these two wonderful individuals. Together we had a nice big meal and then spent the next several hours running through empty halls and playing hide and go seek around huge columns. Every … More A New Day

I’m an Immigrant

At the end of college I was accepted into the JET Programme. This enabled me to move to Japan and work as a teacher in local high schools. JET came with a one-year contract that was renewable originally for three years, but ultimately this was extended to five. My original plan was to stay for … More I’m an Immigrant

He’s Thinking

When did it begin? What was the start process? I have a 20 month old child. He is amazing. He laughs and cries and hugs and lives. And thinks. He puts things together and discovers something new. He watches and wonders and experiments. He tries hard all the time. He wants to do more. Be … More He’s Thinking

Living Japan Ep. 64

The first episode for 2017 of Living Japan is up! I talk a little about my trip back to America over the holidays, and on a completely unrelated topic we discuss the syphilis rise in Japan. Ouch. Subscribe and download living Japan though iTunes. Stream the show from its website.

Wife and Mother

Today marks a week since we have returned to Japan. I can’t quite decide if this past week has flown by or crawled by. I look at all the things we have yet to accomplish and wonder if the time has gone a bit too fast. It doesn’t help us hit our goals when our … More Wife and Mother