A Lack of Nuance

I haven’t lived in the USA since 2004. Still, I’ve tried to keep up with what is happening culturally and politically. The have been amazing improvements, and just heartbreaking setbacks. But it can sometimes be hard to judge what the reality is. Part of that is because of the international filter. More than just the … More A Lack of Nuance

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.