It’s the second day of the new year. We are all currently enjoying full bellies from one the traditional New Year’s meals here in Japan, a soup called ozoni. There are a few ways of making ozoni. The base is a clear soup made with fish stock and soy sauce, but also seasoned with yuzu, … More Ozoni

Migraine 2017

I woke up this morning to the sounds of my son playing in his crib. It was a little earlier than I would have liked, but he was happy and content to play by himself. I used the chance to make myself a cup of coffee and do some reading. Already I could feel that … More Migraine 2017


Still at my parents house. Spent the morning looking after my son. The two of us took a long walk together and before the end of it he fell asleep. Now he’s awake and playing with his mother while I sit on the back porch sipping tea and writing this. I can’t help but take … More Resolutions