A Human Moment

I have been living in Japan since 2004. In that time I have had some incredible moments, and, of course, moments that have been rather frustrating. Japan does excel at many things. Compared to where I was born, the USA, it would be hard to argue against the notion that when it comes to service, … More A Human Moment

Graduation Day

They dress in red robes and sing to say goodbye. Parents and teachers watch, clap and cry. Diplomas are passed out. Speeches are given. Pictures are taken. Then comes the lunch. Awkward conversation. More speeches. Skits. Speeches. Tears. Sobbing tears of farewell. One last song together. Goodbye teachers. Retire to the classroom. One last look. … More Graduation Day

On a Quest

My wife has had a busy few weeks. First off, she was really pregnant, and that by itself seemed exhausting. And then, on the 3rd, she gave birth. Like a warrior. We’ve both been working hard to adjust to our changes. But work goes on. Case in point, she has had to finish up some … More On a Quest

Some Baby Pictures

Rika and Airi are still recovering and I’m spending time with Leo. Everything is pretty smooth. Except for being quiet worn out. Here are a few pictures that summarize my day. And of course, one more sweet Airi picture. If you enjoyed this post, please like my Facebook author page and become a patron through Patreon. Or if you like podcasts … More Some Baby Pictures

Drinking after Work

Okay, confession time: I really like my main job. I kind of fell into teaching. I come from a family of teachers and sometimes it seems like a majority of the extended family, on both sides, either are teachers or have taught. I think that outside of my dad and brother, almost everyone else has … More Drinking after Work

Bloody Tokyo, Ch. 19

Season 2 continues with chapter 19 of “Bloody Tokyo” by indie author Brent Thomas. A modern horror story containing vampires, werewolves, magic, oni, ninjas, samurai, yakuza, and more all set against the backdrop of modern Tokyo. This week’s Patreon shout out goes to Natalie! She is the reason that the rough transcripts are available to … More Bloody Tokyo, Ch. 19