The Center Holds

If you are a regular reader of this blog, you might have seen that 2020 has not been off to the best of starts. Some of those issues have been resolved. Others are still out there baring their teeth, But, despite that I am constantly reminded that I am very fortunate. I write this after … More The Center Holds

The Paper Chase

I’m not sure if the following anecdote is an insight into life in Japan or not. It happened here in Japan, and it does feel like something that belongs here. But, then again, as it get older and deal with my kids I enter grounds that I have no point of reference for. Maybe the … More The Paper Chase

Songs in a Park

Today is a Sunday and that means a good portion of the day was spent in a local park with my son. I’m still a little sun-bleached and likely a little sandy, but it was a fantastic day. One neat little nugget was when my son wanted to play one of the games that he … More Songs in a Park

A Good Big Brother

Sunday is a family day. We were able to start the day with a video chat to my parents, which when you are oceans away is incredibly important. Listening to my three-year-old talk with his grandparents always amazes me. Of course there is the abundance of love on both sides. But there is also his … More A Good Big Brother

This Guy

I’m sitting in my rocking chair trying to coax the 1/month old girl in my arms to sleep. I think it finally worked. All I hear is the gentle breaths. Another ten minutes and maybe it will be safe to move. In the next room my 3yo is eating dinner. I had to give him … More This Guy