My Valentine’s Day

As I write this I am riding a train back home. I spent the day teaching at a girls-only elementary school here in Japan. Through out the day I overheard snippets of conversation about who is making chocolate and who isn’t. For this school the vibe surrounding chocolates is more friendly than flirty. I’m sure … More My Valentine’s Day

Turning 85

This morning I was thinking about my mom and one of the many favors I’m likely to ask her. She’s smart and helpful. I’m lucky like that. Turns out that she was also thinking of me. She sent me a few pictures that made me smile. The first four might make their own blog post … More Turning 85

Love and Burgers

Every now and then I am surprised by what is and is not easy to find here in Tokyo. Before I go on, I guess I should define what I mean by “easy to find” especially when I am about to talk about foodstuffs. There are several small markets close to my apartment. They are … More Love and Burgers

Daycare Dilemma

(Let’s go ahead and get it out of the way. The main point of this post is that I basically need to gain an additional $37 dollars a month at my Patreon site to get both my current and future kid into daycare here in Shinjuku. I totally understand if this makes you want to … More Daycare Dilemma

My Mom is Awesome

Through the course of the day I needed to supply an Amazon link to my first novel, Deadly Troubadours. While I was there I noticed that there was a new review. Well, huzzah! Already I’m feeling happy because it is a four-star review and that does put a smile on my face. Reading the review … More My Mom is Awesome